Tuesday 20 March 2012: Cincinnati Parks 3 - Ault Park
With the mercury topping out at about 82F today ( around 25 degrees above normal), it felt more like summer than the first day of Spring! So after I had worked out at the gym late morning, I decided to head down to Ault Park in Cincinnati to continue my series on Cincinnati parks. Ault Park is the fourth-largest park in Cincinnati. It lies in the Mount Lookout neighborhood on the city's east side. At the center of the park is a large Pavilion, used frequently for dances, parties, and weddings. The park is named in honor of Ida May Ault and her husband Levi Addison Ault, who was prominent in the development of Cincinnati parks. My blip shows the Sakura Cherry Tree Grove in the Park, which was planted as a gift to the community by the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati in celebration of twenty years since their founding. The grove contains 151 Somei Yoshino cherry blossom (sakura) trees, and was dedicated in 2009. The sakura blossom is a symbol of good fortune, love, peace, and renewal. I think it must be one of the best places in Cincinnati to see Spring blooms and blossoms, and it was just glorious today - with our extremely mild winter and now unusually warm Spring all the flowers and blossom are about three weeks earlier than normal. Please check out my numerous other pictures from the day here. Last April was our wettest April on record, almost our wettest month ever on record. With our bizarre weather of late, I can't help but wonder what April holds in store for us this year - a blizzard?!
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Cincinnati Parks 2 - Alms Park
One year ago: Lenten Rose