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My Favorite Things – A Solitary Stroll Through the Conservatory Gardens on a Spring Evening

Earlier this evening I walked across the park to the Conservatory Gardens.

Conservatory garden

 

The light was clean and clear and the air was cool.  The gardens are just beginning to bloom, and the annual plantings are little more than promising rows of green shoots.  Even so, there were enough miniature wild flowers, blooming bushes and blossoming trees to keep me and my camera occupied.

This is what I saw:

 

green Lenten rose

 

yellow and white daffodils

 

Yellow Finch

 

furry twigs

 

yellow clusters of flowers against a blue sky

 

snow drops

 

pink magnolia blossom

 

robin

 

pink blossom

 

pink tulip

 

pink Lenten rose

 

white magnolia blossom

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My Favorite Things – Celebrating the First Day of Spring

Ok, I’ll admit I’m digging a bit here…practically clawing the earth to see SOMETHING green on this, the first day of spring.  But I think these pictures from my walk today in Central Park are proof that spring IS here!

Daffodils-to-be?

first signs of spring

Miniature irises!

tiny purple irises

(No ice here.)

ducks

And the palest greens!

weeping willows by the pond

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Friday’s Thought – Life Lessons

bridge near Jackie Onassis Reservoir

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”

(John Allen Paulos)

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My Favorite Things – A Thanksgiving Walk Around Central Park’s Reservoir

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  

(Meister Eckhart)

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A Little Romance to Take Away the Winter Chill…


Over the Hills final blog

(The 5×7 greeting card version is now available here.)

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My Favorite Things – A Cornucopia of Fall Flowers

Earlier this week, my husband and I walked over to Central Park’s Conservatory Garden to check out what was in bloom.

shadows in a garden

The day was nearing its close, so the light was soft and the air was calm and cool.  The only think missing from the following slide show of seven pictures is the lovely aromas of the flowers.  Smell-o-vision is still a ways off, I guess…

Enjoy!

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Friday’s Thought – On Hope

archway in Central Park

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

(Samuel Smiles)

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Friday’s Thought – Nature’s Course

wild raspberry

“Nature goes her own way, and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.”

(GOETHE, Conversations with Goethe)

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My Favorite Things – (Hint: It’s Not the Hazy, Hot and Humid Weather We’ve Been Having)

This afternoon, I decided to brave the hazy heat and humidity for a brisk walk in Central Park.  I hadn’t gone far before the rain forced me to turn around and head back home.

But not before I stopped by the pond…

green pond

To commune with the ducks…

quack

Marvel at the lush greenery…

pond and buildings

(And its reflection)…

reflection in the pond

And cheer on a soggy tourist or two!

tourist bus

There’s more hazy, hot and humid weather forecast ahead.  What’s a girl to do?  

Walk sign

 

Make do!

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My Favorite Thing – Springtime in Central Park

I was out of town (out of the country, to be precise!) when spring first arrived in New York City.  Now about a month in, the tulips have just about died off and most of the flowering trees have shed their blossoms.  But in Central Park, the air is crisp, the light is bright, and the green of the trees is still fresh.

On my walk home through the park yesterday I saw…

white flowers

yellow Anne's Lace flower

bush with fuschia flowers

yellow buttercup

delicate trumpet flowers

flowering tree

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