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Friday’s Thought – On Hope

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“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

(Lady Bird Johnson)

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My Favorite Things – The Park in the Spring

If you’re wondering when to visit New York, right now would be a good time!  In Central Park, trees are beginning to flower, the daffodils and forsythia are blooming and there is a gentle haze of color beginning to fill the horizon.

Today as I walked home from Columbus Circle, I saw:

The gentlest hints of white, green and yellow framed by dark tree branches…

spring tree in Central Park

A spectacular yellow magnolia…

yellow magnolia and tulips

Pink tulips amid Bleeding Heart plants and blue wild flowers…

tulips and wildflowers

Blazes of yellow forsythia…

Forsythia bushes in Central Park

The gleam of skyscrapers across the pond…

Looking towards the south end of Central Park

The first cherry blossoms…

cherry blossoms emerging

Tulips and daffodils near the Swedish Cottage…

wood fence and wildflowers

A city seemingly renewed…

Looking south in Central Park

Sweet miniature blossoms…

white flowers

 And verdant paths each step of the way!

Lamp post and flowering bushes

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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…


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(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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