February Snow in Tompkins

2 26 15 pano snow AP Temperance STG   (1)
I’ve been taking a lot of panoramic shot of Tompkins in the snow.

2 26 15 CL igloo krishna longbranch scholar
I was glad to see this igloo in the Central Lawn.

2 19 15 pano snow  SW Cox Strummer  (3)

2 19 15 pano snow  SW Cox Strummer  (1)

2 19 15 pano snow  SE BS 7th Brigid

2 19 15 pano snow  OP B from brigid  (2)
Pano shot from the Steps of St. Brigid.

2 19 15 pano snow  old thorny AP  giant temparance
Seeing all the tree branches naked has inspired me to name some of the trees. I’m calling the Honey Locust in the A Playground “Old Thorny”.

2 19 15 pano snow  horseshoe SE Brigid 7th B

2 19 15 pano snow  BS

2 19 15 pano snow  B 9 entrance (2)

2 10 15 pano Ballerina Elm
Ballerina Elm in the Central Lawn.

Tompkins – First Snow

Krishna Snow Pano

The upright Krishna tree, an American Elm in the Central Plaza of Tompkins Square Park, and the leaning American Elm next to it are tied together by steel cables.  This is probably beneficial in terms of wind resistance for both these great trees. Peaceful Grove 10th street

The area of the park I call Peaceful Grove on my Tompkins Trees map. I like that at this time of the year the architectural details of the buildings along 10th Street are revealed. DRG Snow pano

The Don Roberts Garden is central in the photo.  I was hoping this “first substantial snow of the season” would not be so ephemeral and wet. I caught the park at around ten when the snow was not blowing much and my umbrella could safely keep my camera dry. The sidewalks were somewhat slippery and mostly slush. The park was deserted except for photographers and dog walkers.SE Corner TSP Snow

The southeast entrance, my favorite. The large gnarled black locust on the right  pre-dates the Civil War and the clearing of the central trees to make a parade ground.