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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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Friday’s Thought – On Camouflage

tree bark

“Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.”

(Russell Lynes)

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My Favorite Things – The First Signs of Spring in the Conservatory Garden

Central Park’s Conservatory Garden is one of my favorite places to go in any season, although usually the flowers and trees are still in “hibernation mode” around this time of year.

But here’s what I saw today!

pale green new spring buds

pale lilac flowers on a bush in the Conservatory Garden

teeny iris blooms

Little white tree blossoms in early spring

Magnolia blossoms at the Conservatory Garden

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My Favorite Things – A 72 Degree Day (In March!)

Although I do worry a lot about global warming, it did feel awfully nice to be out in short sleeves walking around the reservoir today.  The setting sun cast a gold sheen to everything it touched.

Here’s what I saw…

San Remo towers on a sunlit day

golden fronds

sunlit railings

milkweed plant

Manhattan skyline over the Jackie O reservoir

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