Sunday, April 9, 2017
|Photo by Steven H. Robinson|
I have been surprised, as I drive around Shoreline, to find so many streets with rows of flowering cherry trees. I was concerned that the wind and rain of Friday would mash them into pink pulp but it appears that they survived.
This row is along 165th by the bus barn and Ridgecrest Elementary.
There's another row on 175th between Meridian and Aurora. And another row on Shoreline Center property along 1st NE - and the library has a row on 5th NE.
I imagine there are many more places with these bursts of color - so welcome in the monochromatic environment of ours!
And some history, thanks to RNA:
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association (RNA) The trees in this photo on NE 165th, next to Ridgecrest Elementary School, are Blireiana Plum Trees - not cherry. The delicate pink blooms precede the purple leaves. The plum trees, along with more than 100 other trees in Ridgecrest, were planted by volunteers from the Ridgecrest Neighborhood in the late '90's. The city of Shoreline was so impressed with the results on NE 165th, they planted Blireiana Plums on 175th, just east of I-5, as part of the eastside Gateway to Shoreline.