A blog about Hudson, New York

This Bud’s For You


IMG_1223Spring has sprung with a vengeance, hitting the eighties during the last two days. It was about time that the foliage responded in kind, having missed its usual mid to late April date. This shot of the 100 block of Warren Street shows the sudden blossoming of the block’s ubiquitously planted if not universally loved Bradford Pear trees. (Pretty as they are in spring, they require a lot of pruning, have a poor root system and — as if that wasn’t enough– its blossoms smell odd, to the point that the city of Great Barrington, MA removed them from its Main Street.)  Whatever you may think of them as suitable urban plantings, they were a sight for sore eyes for this botanically deprived individual. — Scott Baldinger


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