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Friday’s Thought – Observations

squirrel-debut

“The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.”

(Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

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Friday’s Thought – Heaven within Reach

Mother and child at the Conservatory Garden2

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

(George Bernard Shaw)

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My Favorite Things – Late August in the Conservatory Garden

On my walk today I headed over to Central Park’s Conservatory Garden.  The roses are pretty much over, and while the mums have been planted, they won’t be blooming for a few weeks.   But there are still plenty of other summer beauties.  Here’s what caught my eye:

A lavender striped dahlia…

pink dahlia

A monarch butterfly…

Monarch butterfly

A red dahlia…

red dahlia

And a fuchsia dahlia…

fuschia dahlia

Lilies in the lily pond…

Lily and lily pad

And a chirping squirrel high up in the tree above.

Squirrel in a tree

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Friday’s Thought – Giving Thanks

Egret on Jackie O Reservoir

“For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.”

(D. H. Lawrence)

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Friday’s Thought – A Unique One

girl with spring green hair

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

(Oscar Wilde)

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Friday’s Thought – On Reading

reader in Central Park

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

(Joseph Addison)

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My Favorite Things – New York City in the Springtime

After a few long days of rehearsing and performing at the Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, I welcomed an afternoon of free time to meander through the city.  Spring is officially here.  The trees are flowering and even the tulips have started blooming.  From the ground up the earth seems to be coming back to life.

Near my apartment, a squirrel was making a meal out of some crocuses…

Squirrel eating the crocuses

While high up above, the avenues were lined with blossom-covered trees.

Upper West Side in the springtime

Pretty brownstone on the Upper West Side

flowering tree in front of church on the Upper West Side

Just across from Lincoln Center a little violinist was taking advantage of the warm weather to serenade passersby with an impromptu concert.

Little violinist

(Note the incredible violin and bow hold! This little boy may very well be playing AT Lincoln Center soon…)

On the  southeast corner of Central park, the fountain was also surrounded with blossoms…

Central Park South during springtime

And the blue hydrangeas at the Park Plaza Hotel provided a pretty pop of color.

hydrangea

The Plaza Hotel in springtime

As I made my way back uptown through the park I stopped to photograph more cherry trees…

white blossoms against a black tree trunk in Central Park

Sprin 2016 in Central Park

And a pair of boaters on the Lake.

Yellow forsythia around the Lake in Central Park

Ah, how I love spring!

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