Blossom the Bull.

Blossom the Black Angus Bull

Field review by the editors.

Binghamton, New York

Near the entrance to Binghamton's Discovery Center, a large bull has been reincarnated as a flowery creature named "Blossom." The fiberglass statue, a Black Angus bull, is painted with large, bright flowers.

Blossom's previous career had been to hawk steaks from the roof of a restaurant in Vestal until he moved here in 2004. We see these bull statues all over the country -- moored to a steakhouse roof or attached to a trailer for promotional mobility. Blossom has been transformed more radically than most, perhaps in keeping with the region's lingering Woodstock tie-dye radiation. But we wonder -- do the flowers make Blossom less nightmarish to young children?

His closest spiritual bovine is probably the statue of Emily, Vegetarian Activist Cow, in Massachusetts.

Blossom the Black Angus Bull

Address:
60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY
Directions:
South edge of town, in Ross Park. Take I-81 exit 4S onto Hwy 363. Follow it south and exit into southbound Hwy 434. Cross the bridge, veer right, then turn left at the first light onto Washington St. Drive south one mile, then turn left onto Morgan Rd. The Park is a half-mile on the right; turn left immediately inside the Park to get to the Bull.
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