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My Favorite Things – Springtime in Central Park

Spring comes without fail every year, yet I still find myself always amazed when the trees burst into flower and Central Park becomes a riot of colors.

Even though the skies were grey yesterday, here’s what I saw when I took my afternoon stroll  in the park…

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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 – Spring Flowers in Washington, D.C.

I’m spending a few days now in Washington, DC….not working, just getting some much needed rest and being “the wife” as my husband slaves away conducting performances at Kennedy Center.  (In case you’re in town, here is the schedule for the New York City Ballet performances.)

Even though the sky was gray today, the temperatures were warm and the rain held off.  Which gave me the perfect opportunity to take these shots…

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(for Meh-meh)

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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 – With Fresh Eyes

Photo of spring meadow at Fort Tryon Park, taken by Joana Miranda

“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.”
(Ellis Peters)

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My Favorite Things – The First Signs of Spring

I know it’s early, but because of the unusually warm winter we’ve been having this year, I’m already EXPECTING to see the first buds and flowers of spring.  Walking home along Central Park West today, I wasn’t disappointed either.

From unfurling buds, both green…

Buds on a tree in Central Park, photo taken by Joana Miranda

And yellow…

Yellow and green stalk of flowers, photo taken by Joana Miranda

To fields of Snow Bells…

Photo of snow bells, taken by Joana Miranda

The occasional daffodil…

Photo of single daffodil taken by Joana Miranda

Clusters of blossoms in the bushes…

Photo of cluster of buds on a bush, taken by Joana Miranda

And wild flowers raising their heads…

White wild flowers, photo taken by Joana Miranda

I’m thinking that spring really isn’t too far away! (This little chickadee certainly hopes so…)

Photo of chickadee, taken by Joana Miranda

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My Favorite Things – Spring in New York

It’s official!  Spring has arrived in the city.

Vendors have moved their bouquet displays to the sidewalks…

Photo of flower bouquets for sale, taken by Joana Miranda

Flower boxes are getting planted…

Photo of flower box at Upper West Side brownstone, taken by Joana Miranda

The trees in Central Park are beginning to bloom…

Photo of flowering tree in Central Park, taken by Joana Miranda

Birds are singing…

Photo of bird sitting atop a statue in Central Park, taken by Joana Miranda

Daffodils are sprouting up under the trees…

Photo of field of daffodils, taken by Joana Miranda

Over the rocks…

Photo of daffodils growing along a rocky embankment, taken by Joana Miranda

And by the walls…

Photo of jonquils growing by a tree, taken by Joana Miranda

And the street vendors have started selling ice cream!

Photo of NY City street food vendor, taken by Joana Miranda

Happy Spring!

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