Sunday, November 29, 2015

Last loving lambent leaves, sent soaring, Square Suddenly Scintillatingly Super Stunning!

Blossoms in November? 

We aim to Please here in the 

Wonderful World of Historic Wooster Square!

Walking the dogs in Wooster Square's pretty park of Humble Perfection, I noticed how quickly we can go from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Well even the day before Christmas I saw this on the way to the gym...

Just in time for Black Friday and 
Shop Small Saturday.

But I was surprised to see car after car heading under the Wooster Square Arch on Wooster Street with Christmas Trees on their roofs!

I glanced down at Frank Pepe's and there was a healthy line at 1:30 Sunday. Then I noticed that many cars parked on the street had trees too!

These industrious folks got up early, went to their favorite tree farm or stand then rewarded 
the whole fam damily with 
America's #1 Pie.

So if you are like me, you kind of panic, start to hyperventilate. Why, we haven't thought about 
a tree yet and when we will go on our 
annual trek to Jones Tree Farm in Shelton.

Oh, then there's a list, gifts, cards, mailing
parties, food family and fun. 

New Haven is a great City to do some
local shopping and enjoy something
besides the crowds and massive
parking lots in the 
mindless mega mall madness.

And as a special treat, I have the 5 year
time lapse from the Blossom Blogs
old headquarters over looking Hughes Place.

So while the Blossom Mainframe ques up the projection mega bots and bits, I'll have it find a few interesting things for you to do to make
your Holiday Shopping more enjoyable,
hey, even fun!

Check out some of the photos from the last week
here in Famous, Historic Wooster Square.

Colors Reigned until Rains!

Court Street Colors

Maritime meaningful memories

Yes, it has been unseasonably warm this fall.
We deserved it after the past few winters.

But this confused some trees in the New Haven.

Sight to see!

White delights

I didn't get the memo!

Wooster Square was no different.

We have our perpetually blooming tree on
the corner of Academy and Chapel
(sometime you have to look hard)

Numbing November Number!

Don't worry folks. I have a direct line with the National Park Service in Washington DC.
They assure me that it happens quite often and has no bearing on the blossoms in the Spring.

Bonus Blossoms Baby!

Fall Blossoms

Benches are being renovated!
YOU can get your name on one!

History Loves Company

Downtown delight

Fall foto fun

Window box blossoms are bountiful

Orange you coming to Wooster Square!

Still clinging to fall

Color collision

Bring the family and friends

The gangs all here

Leaves? maybe not.

Peppermint Pretty

Sunday Gravy

Getting your Holiday shopping should not be a chore.

We at the Wooster Square Blossom Blog are here to help. 

There's a simple 3 step process.

1. Come to New Haven to shop
there are plenty of places to park!

2. Go to one of our many World Class Museums.

3. Finish the day off by eating in the 
#1 Foodie City in the Country

Enjoy your Holiday shopping!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fall Foliage Fading Fast

Warm Wooster Square always Welcoming

Now its; not what happened to Summer, but what happened to Fall! 2015 is heading into the holiday season and into the sunset. Just when you dropped those couple extra pounds, now comes work parties, friends bring you goodies and the celebration is on! It all ends on January 2nd with the realization 
(and pounding headache)
 that 2015 is now in the history books.


But hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves. There is so much fun to be had, food and drink and much more in the 
Wonderful World of Historic, 
Famous Wooster Square!

So let's say you are planning to hit some of the top 10 attractions in Wooster Square, that's where I come into the Photoblogumentary. Perhaps you are going on your first date? You never know, Cheryl and I met walking our dogs in Wooster Square.

In fact, if your in the dating market, you really have hit the mega jackpot when it comes to living in, or visiting the City of New Haven, home of
 Wooster Square. 


Well for starters, the Huffington post finds that New Haven, is #4 in the USA for Singles.*
(*hey, its on the internet so it must be true)

And guys? Well if you are a superficial, shallow, surface-y, buy a book by a book cover...
 according to an app that rates dates on appearances, 
Connecticut women come in at #8 in the USA.

Shoot, now we know that New Haven is hopping for 
singles from 18 to 88, if only there was
something, anything to do!

Are you from another planet?

New Haven was chosen as the #1
Foodie City in the USA.

There you have it. Your table is set.
While you get out your little black book,
(that's your contact list of old)
and decide on who to call...

Why don't we take a stroll around the Square?
Here's some freaking fall foliage fun for you!

Parks ablaze with color

Green to brown to white

Red and yellow fellows

Good til the last frost!

It's getting chilly, huddle in lines
at Pepe's or Sally's to stay warm.
Eat Pizza, repeat.

Citizen Kane

Cool colors casually collide.

Smile, you just had Chicken Parm at Consiglios!

Better do a few laps to work it off!

Red Maple Marvels
MBA High School on Water Street

Soon to be St. Michael's corner
(Greene Streete and Academy Street.)

People Pleasin Park

True Colors

Fiery Foto Fun

Bocce anyone?

Berry, Berry, Berry fun in Wooster Square!

Get swept away

Love is Hot in Wooster Square

Stone, brown

Wooster Square waits

History loves Company

Outside City Hall, we are reminded of Paris
and those affected. Wooster Square was defended by, and won its freedom with the help of our French friends. We don't forget.

United we stand

Parisians and all of France,
are Honorary Wooster Squarians.

Nous sommes au coude à coude 
défendant liberté et la justice

To Paris with love.


So, now you've gotten a date and you are
heading for Wooster Square. 
Here's ten of Bart and Cheryl's 
favorite Wooster Square Favs.

In no particular order, one must try each! That's either one long date or 10! 
Have fun and do it again!

Frank Pepe's Apizza: Clam Pie, #1 USA

Libby's: Italian Ice, cookies

Fuel Coffee Shop: Cappuccino

Sally's Pizza: Fresh Tomato Pie

Adriana's Restaurant:
 John Dory Sea Bass/Osso Bocco 

Consiglio's Restaurant: Chicken Parm

Tre Scalini: Spaghetti Carbonara

Lucibello's: cannoli

Abate's: Take out pies

Wooster Square Park: Pizza Picnics People!!

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Impressive, Enormously Immense, Eerily Ephemeral, Epigrammatically Entertaining was our Blossom Blast for 2015!

Wooster Square Rocks Blossom World! 

5 Year Time Lapse on Hughes Place!!

It's fitting here, at the Wooster Square Blossom Blog, that we take a look back but with an eye on the future. You see, we are approaching six months since our Cherry Trees bloomed, and six months until the Park will shine again with pink and white hues.

The last post, I revealed the date of 2016's peak poppadge (75% of trees in full bloom) will be April 24, 2016. How does one come upon such a date? Well, very carefully. It helps that the Blossom Blog Mainframe has access to Yale's Supercomputer, NSA files, Nate Silver, Alex Trebec,The Yale Urban Initiative and my secret weapon, google! If you follow the blog, there's no mystery as when the World Famous Cherry Trees will Blossom. For the past 5 years, the World's first Photoblogumentary has an amazing 100% accuracy in its Blossomation* 
*(I take pictures everyday so you won't miss our sweet sakura scene.)

Yes, with the blessing of the Historic Wooster Square Association, over 5 years of Beautiful Bright Bevies of Bountiful Breathtaking Blossoms. Add in the Wooster Squarian sage, an occasional haiku, New Haven Style Pizza news and views, and most of all you... cause
without readers this would sound, well kind of silly.

So I did some digging. 

Turns out there is a medical* term: 

Blossomation Affectation Disorientation, 
Hanami Hysteria.
Patients who suffer from BADHH experience a joy of being entertained, educated and enlightened... 
Who like to laugh, love New Haven - #gscia, Pizza, and Wooster Square. They are apt to be seen wandering the park looking at trees in a trance like state, with a strange smirky smile. Strangley, their diet consists mostly of pizza and cannolis, consumed
primarily in Wooster Square park.
*Yes, its true, you shouldn't believe everything on the internet!

5 year time lapse of Hughes Place?

As I mentioned, I have over 100,000 photos
of our Cherished Cherry Trees. To document, process and help predict when they will bloom. So what did I do with the help of youtube and google, was 
string 5 years of photos together. I stand in
the same spot on Hughes Place. I don't use
a tripod so they are shot free hand. Google edits them into a nice little package, a little more stable.

But first? Of course, without photos what would we have here? A bunch of words from the Blossom Blogger who clearly suffers from BADHH!

Fall into Wooster Square!

Color in the sky, make you wanna get
an apizza pie!

Fine divine vines

Fall Blossoms

Warm, Welcoming Wooster Square

Early risers find new countries

Hughes Place Pink and White Blossom Tunnel
Now, decidedly dropping...drooping.

Not a killing frost here near the shore

Your table is waiting

Come take a walk back in time

Lots of Color to come!

Court street Colors

Friendship house freshened up!

Just in vine.

Cheryl's Cooking

Wooster Square Howls!

Eagle Landing in Hamden!

Mom and eaglet

See you mom!
Kids these days!

Now open on Wooster Street!

Now if you follow me on twitter @blossomblogger,
you got a sneak peak of the 
5 years time lapse
on Hughes Place in 
World Famous Historic Wooster Square!

The sad news, is that they took down 5
Cherry Trees on the East Side of Hughes.

They will be replaced and 
adopted by neighbors that
faithfully water them for
2 whole years!

It will be a while before this could be reproduced!

CAUTION: watching the video repeatedly can cause
symptoms of BADHH. 
If this happens, drop device & dash to the docs!

This is 5 years of great blossoms!

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Stay tuned for some more fall photos,
charts from last years blossoms, pizza
and so much more!

Keep Calm

See You Round the Square!