Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. I hope your day has been a good one. I am sending all of you beautiful flowers.
These photos were taken in New York City a few years back. The photo above was taken in front of the New York Public Library. The photo below was a lamp post shrouded with stunning blossoms.
The photo below was taken along the side of the New York Public Library.
Again… Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers reading this blog.
It is easy to think of places like New York City as cement jungles. But, the same Spring weather that visits the Midwest also visits the big cities. And New York City has a number of parks that come alive when the sun does its magic. For many years I visited New York on a regular basis – work called me there. I typically put a camera in my bag … occasionally I got some photos that bring back warm memories.
These photos were taken from City Hall Park, the colorful park across from the F. W. Woolworth building (top photo and photo below). Some of you may remember the Woolworth stores. They were also known as “five-and-dime” stores. These stores later became ”dime” stores (prices went up so there were not so many items for a nickel) that were around for many decades. These discount stores were a smaller version of the Walmarts and K-Marts that we have today. The Woolworth Building, in Lower Manhattan, was paid for in cash. It stands 792 feet high and, when it opened in 1913, it was the tallest building in the world. It held that distinction until 1930 when 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building, both in New York City, surpassed it.
The park, the fountain and the flowers offer such a relaxed contrast to busy architecture of the neo-Gothic giant across the street. Yet there was a real harmony to this spot. Blue skies and warm weather are wonderful no matter where you live. The Spring sunshine certainly triggered an amazing metamorphosis here in the middle of the Big Apple… a lush refuge with a fairytale pallet of color. Yellow, blue, green… even the cement jungles cannot resist the charms of the Spring sunshine.
We have had the snow and the ice. Then came the April showers. Now it is time for the May flowers. Our surprising May snow has not stopped them… the tulips are in bloom! And everyone is ready.
It has been a long winter. Remember, not so long ago, the Iowa landscape looked like the photo below. The colder the winter, the greater the desire for spring. And the sweeter the day when the color explodes!
So, how about you? Do you prefer spring? Or Winter?
Do you have a photo I can share? Maybe some flowers or some other nice spring photo. Just email the photo to the email address below and I will post it.