ATTENDEES: Kate C, myself
WEATHER: A+. The weather would only feel nicer if we could carry margaritas with us.
CHERRY BLOSSOM STATUS: Intense bloomage around the pond; Cherry Promenade continues to sleep. Kate and I wondered why the BBG has their big bloom celebration at the end of April, since the pond activity should yield the most attention. We agreed it had to do with crowd control, and also agreed that a barge in the pond to hold the extra blossom-lovers would be inappropriate.
ANIMALS? OMG IT WAS TURTLE DAY. We counted over 21 visible turtles floating in the pond. Kate and I are beginning to think that they're planted just like the iguanas in Tulum ruins. Also, we saw two ducks perched on top of the wooden artwork in the middle of the pond, which is about 20 feet of elevation from the water level. We agreed that the turtles would sun themselves up there if they had the means.
...BUNNIES?? [Sigh] No. I'm anticipating them so hard that I think my presence repels them from my path.
NOTABLES: We discovered a Celebrity Path between the pond and the clubhouse area. It was fun to play "Who the hell is that Brooklynite?" on what we thought was a new BBG feature although it's been around (and even blogged about) since 2007. I'd estimate that about 65% of the plants at the BBG this trip were blooming in a notable and colorful way. In addition to the glorious Cherry Blossoms, the magnolia trees were just plain showing off, and we even found a tree that looked like it was blooming yellow tulips.