Monday, March 2, 2015

Super Snowy, Seductively Somnolent, Ceaseless Siberian Season Stuns Square Citizens Silly!

Sorry Boston, your winter wins! 
Historic Wooster Square digs out five weeks
 in a row of Snow and bitter cold! 
Hey, its' New England!

I don't want to sound like the "News", which starts every broadcast with devastating weather, but we are having another doozy winter here in the Wonderful World of Historic, World Famous, Wooster Square. We went from no snow to Shut the Front Door!.... in 4 weeks, then added more on the 5th. But the snow does blanket our Salient Savored Square's Sacred Sweet Sakuras (our cherry trees)! And when all the snow melts? No, not the weathermen heading for the hills because of potential flooding, not that. The snow will melt and help our Fabulous Famed Foliage Flourish and trumpet its totally terrific tincture!! 

But -2 degrees? Really? C'mon old man winter! Our average temperature highs should be around 40. Sometime winters hover in the mid 40's all winter. Not lately, In the past 4 years we had a  "Snowtober", then the next year was snowmageddon (think what Boston looks like this year), a year later Blizzard Nemo. Then last year we had snow on the ground from December until Cherry Blossoms. And it was (and is now) COLD. 

Another healthy dose of the white stuff

Now this... Barely can go outside, but of course I did and took some photos and you can see them right here, free of charge, nut free in front of your fireplace, sent to your favorite device piping hot (if you sign up for the handy email delivery)! How cool is that? Only here, on The Wooster Square Blossom Blog, the world's first and only Photoblogumentary can you focus on what's important.  Like the
 Wooster Square Cherry blossoms,
and all things 
New Haven/pizza/cannolis/birds and beyond! 

And of course seeing our Precious 

Pretty Patch of Humble Perfection People!

 Buried Treasure!
(Wooster Square February 2015)

Best thing to do is sit back and enjoy the beauty of it all here in Wooster Square. So while the Blossom Blog Mainframe's searches gigadots and milibits for the latest on everything Cherry Blossoms across the entire world, enjoy some shots of the Square.

Wicked Wild White Wonder Wows Wooster Square!
Future Pink and White Tunnel to Happiness.
(Hughes Place North)

The snow on all the Cherry Trees can look a lot like the cherry blossoms. After every snowstorm the park is just 
full of jaw dropping bountiful bright beauty baby!

Only 18 days left of winter.  Yea, right!

Night Light

The light casts a pinkish hue on the snow, like fallen blossoms.

Cherry Blossom Blankets

This Blue Jay is still reeling from
what that Groundhog predicted!

Our slice of heaven on earth

On the good news front, sounds like out in the Northwest, their Cherry Blossoms are on the fast track to Blossoming due to the warm spring they have. Vancouver's Cherry Blossoms Bloom before ours, so we get some kind of pattern on when they might bloom around here (April 26, 2015).

click here for an accuweather report on the warm Northwest and photos!

Read more in the Vancouver Sun here

But, then you get a report out of Washington, DC
that because of their winter, 
Blossoms in DC could be delayed.

click here to read Washington's WTOP article on the subject

The Blog mainframe stumbled upon something
interesting while trying to cool is circuits...
What could be better than Cherry Blossoms?

Cherry Blossom Beer!

Really, Japan has everything.
What's next, Sakura Saki?
(photo rocketnews24)

click here to read about this craft beer in Japan on rocket news 24! Seeing is believing!

Not to be outdone in the consuming of
our bright pink and whites,
Starbucks seems to turn its whole
store into a gift shop for a 
Cherry Blossom Festival!

Cherry Caramel Fraps and 
Cherry Blossom Chiffon Cake

Click here to see what they do with Cherry Blossoms in Japan at Starbucks!

Looks like this female Downy Back Woodpecker
is sleeping until spring in a Cherry Tree 
on Hughes Place in February.

Looks like she has a bit to wait!

Big White Blossoms are bomb!

Wooster Square Wows World!

Get your peanuts here!

There are some signs of spring,
pitchers and catchers reporting 
for spring training!

Frozen Ice Box here.

Nuthatch agrees

Wooster Square Waits!

Get your snow here!

Wind whipping white

It just keeps coming...

March 2, 2015
Hughes Place

we are a ways from...

Hughes Place
(April 2012)

Wooster Wonderland
(March 2 2015)

Columbus Coldly Calculating Calefaction

White Breasted Nuthatch in a Cherry Tree

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See You Round the Square!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Winter Wacks Wooster Square White

Buds Blanketed, time to look at 2015's Wooster Square Blossomation!

Winter’s white on white
Our Hanami Heaven Waits
Patience turns to Joy
Bart and Cheryl’s Haiku 2015

For a winter that started off with mild temps and the hope of a more temperate one than the past few, we have hit the white jackpot!  Our "blizzard" left the measly 8 inches, but that was followed by another 8 and it just keeps coming. 

And, its so bitter cold that the snow we have doesn't melt. So it is piling up. And believe me, there isn't a lot of places to put it. We went from no snow to oh no in less than a month. But at least we are not in Boston, they got 74 inches in the same time. We are at a measly 34 inches.

However, this is precisely why one would live in state of near frozen-ness. We are from New England you see, so without this annual bone chilling event, 
how could one ever appreciate
Wooster Square’s World 
Famous Cherry Blossoms.

They are a beacon of hope on a wind blown tundra, knowing that soon our wicked white Wooster Square will be screaming pink and white cherry blossoms.

How do we get there?

We wait.
We wait for time to pass.

We wait for more daylight.
We pass the time eating cannolis and pizza
right here in Wooster Square,
home of New Haven Style Pizza
and to America’s best Pies Period People!

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog has all the latest data
following the Cherry Blossoms around the globe.
And the Cherry Blossom Festivals have begun!

In Hawaii, the Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival
already has some footage!

In partnership with the National Park Service (one of Wooster Square's Blossom Blogs
chief source of information), state that
Washington DC's Blossoms will be at peak 
March 10- April 12.

The National park service also hedges its bets to go on to say that it is nearly impossible to predict when the blossoms will peak 
(70% of trees in bloom).

Click here for all the inside scoop from the National Park Service on every cherry blossom!

So the Wooster Square Blossom Blog monitors
Washington DC's peak poppadge to see
how we can use history, photography
and a Blossom Mainframe special formula
to come up with its spot on 100% accuracy.

So before we go to Blossom school,
we can take a tour of the square in all its
winter wooster wonderland

Winter Walkway Waits

Picnics could freeze your fannies!
(It amazes me that even in the dead
of winter people get take out
and eat it on a bench or the DeLauro Table.)

Italian Consulate (former)

Snow man cheering

Imagine lots of Blossoms

Fine Feathered Feeding Frenzy
(house sparrows attack suet, until
they realize it poses no harm
and is quite tasty!)

A little spring inside

White Breasted Nuthatch

Baklava from Sweet Mary's on Court Street.

Mountains of snow have surrounded
our Historic Square...we surrender!

Bright White 

Snow sits softly on Sakura

So what does the National Park Service have
to say about when their Blossoms will peak?
Wait and see. There is a six step process until
we are in complete awe when they are at peak.

1. Green Buds
2. Florets Visible
3. Extension of Florets
4. Peduncle Elongation
    (can you say that on a blog?)
5. Puffy White
6. Peak Bloom

So we wait! 
Those cold buds won't be turning 
green anytime soon. 

This weekend is Valentine's Day!!

The temps are dropping to the single digits for the Weekend now dedicated to the one you love.

So snuggle, stay warm, and enjoy a 
candlelit dinner at home or one of
New Haven's hundreds of restaurants!

See You Round the Square!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Frosty Freezing Frigid Frozen Flabbergasting Fun here in Historic Wooster Square !

Think Pink! Only 88 Days until our Cherry Blossoms will be peaking!

We are fortunate enough that we are thinking pink in the middle of January. After all, the 
Blizzard of 2015 wrapped us up in a tidy blanket of white. But this year, until now, the snow gods had been kind to us. Alas, another blizzard in 2 years was to swiftly and soundly smack our 
Sweet Salient Sakura Square. 
Fortunately, we only got about 8-12 inches of'
light fluffy powdery snow.

We dodged a bullet.

And because people learned their lesson
with the Blizzard Nemo in 2013, people got 
their cars off the streets and or got their
cars towed away.

2015 is a dusting compared to the
38 inches of snow in 2013

When we went to bed, they were saying 18-36 inches
Wrong again? These poor weather people.
I mean, really, how can you believe someone
who can tell with a straight face that 
there is a 50% chance of rain?

We can all breathe a sigh of relief that
we were not buried like Nemo. We have
had enough snow the past few years.

Sure, its pretty and all, but in fact, winter starts getting old somewhere after Thanksgiving.  
A little white around Christmas? 
Sure that's nice, but then see you later Jack (Frost)

A little snow for effect from early January

Here in the Northeast, we have been lucky. We were spared most of all the snowstorms to date, except this one.

We lucked out with the snow (until now) but not the cold. After all, it is January. January for some starts off with a hangover and gets worse. But not always, not this year. Cheryl and I usually don't stay up until midnight, and the month isn't all that bad. Both Cheryl and I have our Birthdays. And then February is a short forgettable month and we are off and running towards Spring!

Think Pink!
Pink Nation!
Hughes Place looking north

Wicked Wacky White Wallops Wooster Square
(our first significant snow January 9th)

There are so many things to do here in Wooster Square and New Haven while you wait for the warm spring sun. From museums to restaurants to Yale and all New Haven's history, you'll never run out of anything to do. And, then you can enjoy our New Haven Style pizza, just voted #1 style in the United States (2nd in the world only to neapolitan style from Italy).

Click here to read about the styles and drool from the Huffington Post

So while I have the Blossom Blog mainframe search its vast gigadots and googlebits for some
fun things to do in this cold and for 
Cheryl's and my birthdays...

Check out some photos from January!



Looking at photos from Wooster Square in January may drive you to hunger, boredom, laughter
constipation, sleep, itchy scalp, red cheeks or headaches have even been reported.

Please check with your doctor 
before scrolling any farther!

Prohibited where Void!

Blizzard? Oh, yeah, that's what 
the news called this... or wasn't it
one of the storms of the century?
Poor Weather People!

They deal with all these percentages and 
baromoronics, atmospheric mathematical stuff.

Only the Wooster Square Blossom Blog has a 
100% accuracy rate at predicting when the
World Famous, Wooster Square 
Cherry Blossoms peak!*
(peak poppadge)
*(I just take pictures everyday so you
know exactly when)

Goin to the Dogs!
Wooster Squarians and canines alike
love the snow in Historic Wooster Square!

8-12 inch blizzard.

I feel like I'm being watched!

A Cooper's Hawk has residence 
here in Wooster Square!

Home of America's Best Pies Period People!

Click here to watch a short video from pizzatherapy dot com of them making pizza at Pepe's!

Funky Frozen Fence Foto Fun!

Total Tundra Treat!

Window Drifts

Our buds survived blizzard!

 Wooster Square White Wonder

Titillating, Tufted Titmouse Treats Totally
while hanging with our World Famous
Cherry Blossoms! You just have to
use your imagination!


Speaking of art, have you ever noticed all 
the "gargoyles" all over Yale in 
New Haven and wondered. 
What the!

Randall Beach wrote a great article in the New Haven Register about the whole story. 
Pretty cool!

Click here to make New Haven History no longer a mystery!

]So take a stroll in the cold and look up!

Every story tells a picture

It's not all about pizza here in New Haven.
There are tons of restaurants, making
livability dot com rank New Haven 

#1 Foodie City in the USA!

A new bakery cafe, Whole G
opened in New Haven
at the Corner of Chapel and Orange.

Great breads and more!

Click here to break bread in New Haven and see the Historic building that Whole G is in!

Just follow the smell of Ahbeets
(New Haven for pizza)

(looking up Court Street at 360 State Street)

The Snow Bowl!

Welcoming Wooster Square Waits!

So what is fun to do in January in New Haven?


There are so many great restaurants here.
No matter what type of food, we have it.
Best Pizza? 
Of course.

If you are looking for a restaurant with 
that something special, 
you should head to Zinc on Chapel Street.

You won't find better Modern American cuisine.

Zinc has a vibrant, hip feel, no matter what your age!

Click here for Zinc and check it out!

No matter what is on your 
calender for the end of
January or February,
stay tuned to the 
Wooster Square Blossom Blog
for all news fit to... er, post!

See you on the town


See You Round the Square!

Make tracks for Wooster Square!