Spring in Central Park

Congratulations Mom, Sarah Z., Katie C., Shannon, Lisa, Missy, and especially Silke, who nailed it! Almost tricked some of you though, eh? I took that photo of trees in Central Park, in no other than NY, NY! It was that day – the one I wait for ALL winter — when the cold melts under a suddenly warm sun, and New Yorkers are HAPPY, liberated from their cramped apartments and FREE to PLAY. I grabbed my camera and wandered into Central Park to enjoy the euphoria. It’s amazing what a little sunshine and some cherry blossoms and magnolia trees can do for a winter-crusted New York soul…

Mmmm. The first day of spring cracks New Yorkers out of their shells and within minutes, the parks are overrun with smiles and skirts. People flock to every green patch of the city and bring the oddest toys out to celebrate (you’d be amazed how many grown men have hula hoops or some sort of stick throwing game from the ’90s tucked away in their closets, behind Armani suits).

Over this past weekend, I saw the year’s first snowfall during a drive from Boston to New York. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 77 degrees! I shall embrace the confusion of October and prepare myself  for a long, cold winter.  As it gets crisper out, I would like to remember that first, blissfully perfect day of spring that I look forward to ALL year long.

Here are a few more photos from my spring-in-Central Park-walk…  If you look closely, you can feel me smiling.

Central Park 1

Central Park 1

Cherry Blossom Branch. Central Park, NYC

Cherry Blossom Branch. Central Park, NYC

NE View of Central Park from Belvedere Castle

NE View of Central Park from Belvedere Castle

Forsythia. Central Park, NYC.

Forsythia. Central Park, NYC.

White Blossoms. Central Park, NYC.

White Blossoms. Central Park, NYC.

Yellow Magnolias. Central Park, NYC.

Yellow Magnolias. Central Park, NYC.

Pink Magnolias. Central Park, NYC.

Pink Magnolias. Central Park, NYC.

Sunlight through a Branch. Central Park, NYC.

Sunlight through a Branch. Central Park, NYC.

Purple. Central Park, NYC.

Purple. Central Park, NYC.

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One response to “Spring in Central Park

  1. Geordie

    I’m enjoying how Tavel is able to take us not only to such far-flung locales as Argentina or Portugal, but also to her own backyard, a place which, for the non-New Yorker, holds just as much charm and mystery as the most exotic of foreign destinations.

    Added to this, is the joy of hearing Tavel describe her native city with such warmth; a personal touch which makes this entry one of my favorites.

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