Cherry Blossom Time!

UPDATE (May 2nd): Blossoms are really coming on and if you’re coming up to see them, you better make your travel plans now. They should be great this weekend!
The Leelanau Enterprise reports that Jim Nugent, director of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station in Bingham Township says that a warmer-than-average spring will have the sweet cherries blossoming any time now. (they’re already out on Old Mission) Tart cherry blossoms can be expected about a week after the sweets. As long as we don’t have a hard frost, we’re looking at a great crop.

Read Blossom Time a Bit Early in the Enterprise

You might also want to check out the NWMI Hort Station’s Cherry Cam.

We also have a couple cherry blossom backgrounds from years past. The one to the right is from May 2004 and available in 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, Laptop and Widescreen. There’s also the closeup to the left (taken in May of 2003) at 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, Laptop and Widescreen.

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