ON THE GREEN: SPRING COLOR AND SHOWERS

rb bloom 032516Cherry blossoms in Red Bank’s English Plaza parking lot, as seen on Friday.

The Greater Red Bank Green is in for a gray day Monday, with rain falling steadily throughout the morning and into the afternoon, according to the Weather Underground. A wind advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. until midnight, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: PINK CHRISTMAS TREES?

RB cherry blossoms 121615They may be outnumbered by Christmas trees, but recent unseasonably warm weather prompted a cherry blossom tree to sprout dainty pink leaves outside the Community YMCA on Maple Avenue in Red Bank, as captured in this photo by reader Mike McMahon. It’s a widespread phenomenon, including on the National Mall in Washington D.C., famous for its cherry blossoms.

With temperatures hovering in the mid-50s, a rainy afternoon was in store for the Greater Green Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Mike McMahon. Click to enlarge)