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Spring Blossoms Are Beautiful, But Fleeting: Catch Them While You Can

By Patty Wetli | April 21, 2017 9:40am
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LINCOLN SQUARE — Fall colors may have a better publicity team, but Mother Nature's spring blossoms are putting on one heckuva a pastel show at the moment.

Ornamental trees — so many varieties of cherry, pear, apple, crabapple, redbud, dogwood and more — are awash in every imaginable shade of pink and purple, and plenty of them are perfumed as well.

Catch these beauties while you can, because the flowering won't last for long.

Pro tip: Few of these trees are planted in the parkway, meaning many are hidden in backyards. A ride on the Brown Line, between Western and Belmont, provides a DIY botanical tour.

Spotted at Waters Elementary. [All photos DNAinfo/Patty Wetli]

We love the way this purple pops against yellow brick.

Thanks to Google, we ID'd this tree as a purple leaf sandcherry.

A weeping cherry tree in Gross Park.

Redbud, we think.

Magnolias steal the show, but not for long.