Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Roosevelt Island Cherry Trees

What a beautiful surprise I had at 5 PM today when I left my office on Roosevelt Island. The cherry trees along the East River were blooming, the sky was bright turquoise and the sun glimmering on the water.

The cherry trees, planted at the river's edge in front of Goldwater Hospital, were donated many years ago by some swanky residents of Sutton Place who didn't want a big, blocky public hospital maring their scenic view of the East River. The trees really aren't tall enough to accomplish their intended task, but they sure are gorgeous, and both patients and staff enjoy them.

4 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Love your new header Linda!!

Edzellinni said...

Thanks Janet! It only took me threee years to figure out how to make a header :-) And I recently figured out how to link. [kinda late to the party, but ahead of some, right?]

Judy Warner said...

Those blossoms are a beautiful breath of spring. Thanks for sharing!

Edzellinni said...

They were even prettier in person, believe it or not!