2008-05-01

Sakura Matsuri this weekend

This weekend is Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The weather cooled down just in time. The cherries are still holding at peak in my neighborhood, but there are drifts of petals swirling around. With rain predicted tonight and through the weekend, we may just get a soggy mess. We'll see if BBG's main display holds up for the weekend. I'll be checking in on them before Botany class this evening, weather permitting.

The purpose of the mysterious camera at the end of the Cherry Walk has been confirmed. BBG released a timelapse video composed of over 3,000 photographs taken with the camera.

2008 Cherry Blossom Timelapse at Brooklyn Botanic Garden from Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Vimeo.
This timelapse was created by Dave Allen, BBG's Web Manager, from over 3,000 digital photos, one taken every 3 minutes from April 18 to April 26, 2008, of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Walk.

The original music is by Jon Solo, a Brooklyn-based musician and producer.

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See the 2008 Cherry Blossom Timelapse at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in HD on vimeo
Music by Jon Solo, a Brooklyn-based musician and producer.

3 comments:

Rona said...

Hi Xris, Great blog! John told me about it. The cherry blossom video is fabulous. Keep up the great work!
Rona

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Thanks, Rona! I'm trying to average one post a day, so there's should always be something new.

fonda said...

i LOVE that video...i am so busy at work, happily, that i never get a chance to go to the gardens during prime time.
thanks for the 3 minutes of bliss.
fonda