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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Around Town-Cherry Blossoms in Newark's Branch Brook Park

This Sunday we took a little trip to a park thats a short drive from our home.  Branch Brook park in Newark, New Jersey is a large urban park that is known for  its Cherry Blossoms.  I had never been their before but I love Cherry Blossoms and we usually visit the Brooklyn Botanical garden for the Cherry Blossom festival each spring.  However, the botanical garden is farther from our home, charges to get in, and worst of all, does not allow dogs.  So this year we decided to go to Branch Brook  instead.  Sadly the weird weather, first warm, then cold, meant that the cherry trees where not in peak bloom.  The park was still packed to the gills though and we weren't even able to see the main expanse of cherry trees because I felt it was just too crowded for the dogs.  We had brought Weasley, Fry, and Tuvok, feeling it be too far and too crowded for Bob and Ping.  Even though it was crowded and the blooms weren't in full splendor, it was still a very nice day and a lovely park.  Im sure we will return next year, hopefully on a less busy day.












Note: We also discovered that our dogs HATE motorcycles.  We passed a large group of motorcyclers and they went absolutely bonkers.   We have passed one or two cycles before and they barked, but this time was bad.  They are never perfect in the car but I've also never seen them get this crazy.  Do your dogs hate motorcycles?

15 comments:

  1. Some day I'll get down to DC for the Cherry Blossoms! Great pics!

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  2. The cherry blossoms are gorgeous and so are you. What are you wearing? I love the descriptions of your outfits.

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    1. Its a 1940s style dress from hey day vintage and an authentic 40s hat thanks

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  3. Such beautiful blossoms! Sorry it was not in full bloom, but they still look really gorgeous!
    I guess motorcycles are too noisy. My kitties haven't been near motorcycles, but they sure don't like the noise large trucks make!

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  4. Amazing! What a lovely set of photographs, such a beautiful season. I love the flowers on your hat, too!

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  5. Wow, so pretty! looks like a fun outing!

    Rita used to go ape if a motorcycle roared past us on our walks, but she's gotten over that. But we had a big group of them that we drove past on a road trip once and that freaked her out. She's not great on long car rides anyway, and the noise of a bunch of motorcycles (or big trucks, or bumps in the road, or ... etc. etc.) really makes it worse!

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  6. Our dad used to have a motorcycle so now everytime I hear one I think it is dad coming home, even if he is sitting right beside me.........lol stella rose

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  7. What a beautiful day!!!

    Our pups are pretty indifferent to motorcycles :-)

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  8. lovely blossoms! we have dirt bikes that race around near our house - drives the pugs crazy
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, hazel & Mabel

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  9. Lovely pictures of you and the dogs and the blossoms. Exploring parks is such good fun - each one has its own particular character.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS Gail has been enjoying a fantasy today which involves running into you and your gorgeous dogs, greeting you all with a cheerful "What Ho!" and watching you faint with happiness. (Sadly, we don't think anyone outside a PG Wodehouse book actually says what Ho any more!)

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  10. Oh my dawg! Mom hasn't heard Branch Brook Park in years. It looks pretty good
    Lily & Edward

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  11. Looks like such a beautiful place! Ruby doesn't like motorcycles either

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  12. I hate motorcycles.. and any car that stops to talk,,, and I go NUTS!
    love
    tweedles

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  13. Beautiful outfit! It's awesome how your vintage hat has blossoms to match those of these stunning springtime trees.

    ♥ Jessica

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  14. Such a lovely park! That's great that you have a place nearby that you can spend the day outside with your dogs amongst cherry blossom trees! <3

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