Friday, March 20, 2009

feeling groovy

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet (c.1612-1672) poet, first woman published in colonial america


click for slide show of day one

click for slide show of day two

click for slide show of day three

click for slide show of day four




some readers of the mouse have asked for photos from new york! well you've got it! if there is any truth in the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, this is one wordy post!

simon and garfunkel's the 59th street bridge song (1966) here is a song that captures the feel of new york and the arrival of spring!



photo: crocus blooming in fort tyron park new york. march 2009

24 comments:

Roy said...

Heh, heh! The song certainly fits the day. Although we're only getting into the low 40s with a bit of a breeze today. And Fort Tyron's crocuses are getting dusted with snow as I type.

But I'm out the door in search of Vernal Equinox material, no matter what!

tut-tut said...

Happy First DAy of Spring, Kim! I love your photos. I'm rushing out the door with L but I'll be back to see the slide shows.

R.L. Bourges said...

groooovy slideshows. *almost* as good as being there. Merci!

(Spring is springing - should reach your continent hm...any minute now)

:-)

Candie Bracci said...

Oh magnificent!

Have a great first Spring day!
:)

Steve said...

Love that song! :)

I'm glad you found blooming crocuses. (croci?) I went to Central Park yesterday evening hoping to see some, but they were all still buds.

Cinnamon said...

Beautiful crocuses! The Spring theme is blooming in blogdom!

willow said...

Hello lamppost what cha knowin'? Perfect song and springy post!

flawsnall said...

wow! this is a picture perfect scene of spring. lovely!

dennis said...

Dennis loves you--what no drunken party pix?

Megan said...

So many pictures, so little time! I'll be back! This will be a nice post to dip into throughout the weekend!

dw said...

Great photos. So many, I haven't looked at them all yet. But the shadow pattern from that fire escape kinda flipped out my brain.

Ronda Laveen said...

Thank you for the lovely trip to NYC. I am a Calif girl who has never been. Now if feel somewhat like I have. Happy Spring.

California Girl said...

Perfect song for a perfect image. Happy Happy Spring!

California Girl said...

Okay, only had time for slide show 4 but it is well worth it. Have to come back for the rest.

reyjr said...

we dnt have winter here, and if we suddenly had winter, a lot of people would probably freeze to death. :p

around here we have 2 season only: the HOT and DRY season and the HOT and WET season. :p

Dumdad said...

I haven't heard that lovely song for ages - thanks!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

roy - snow in fort tyron! they have been calling for dusting here too, but so far, knock on wood it hasn't materialized.

tut - I kind of went overboard with the number of pictures in each slide show...

rlb - thanks... though nothing can beat the real deal!! I (heart) ny!!

candie - happy spring!!

steve - I didn't see any flower activity in central park either...but did see crocuses in little beds on the south side of some buildings in various locations when we were wandering about... fort tyron's heather was very lovely too!

cinnamon - nice that so many bloggers mark the arrival of spring (or autumn) - kind of disputes the notion that cyberspace removes people from nature???

willow - how is spring springing in central ohio?? we have crocuses now blooming in cleveland, but so far the daffodils are just a promise

flawsnall - are the wildflowers blooming in texas these days??

dennis - as you might tell from day 2 - overall, it was a pretty controlled group of party-goers - I had the good sense to stay away from the punch, which did do a couple folks in, but I didn't capture the after effects...nice mouse that I am....

megan, dw, ronda, cg - yeah, I did get carried away! ;)

reyjr - hope you enjoy your seasons as much as I enjoy ours!

dd - you are welcome! bon printemps!

subtorp77 said...

Ah yes Spring! The sounds of the birdies chirping( when not drowned out by the motour-bikes ). Watching the geese fly NORTH. The sunshine. And...it's 25 bloomin' degrees, outside! Such is Spring-time in New England. This post warms one up tho' :) Happy week-end!

Marianna said...

thank you!!!

And that is one of my favorite songs by simon and garfunkel lol

Have a great weekend
peace and love
xoxo

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Betty said...

Those slide shows brought back lots of very happy memories of when Lettuce & I visited the city last spring.
And I remember a certain someone showing us the bridge in the song too!

Lover of Life said...

I heart NYC, too! Loved the photos at the Met. Thanks for the tour.

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

What a gorgeous tour of the city that always tugs at my heart (along with Barcelona, Paris, Buenos Aires...). I love some of the people caught off guard but still giving a sly smile. I think we see things through similar eyes sometimes and see the glory in even in the mundane. Though little is mundane in Manhattan, but even with it is, it leave me 'feeling groovy'.

subtorp77 said...

Hi mouse! Finally got to watch the slide shows. Outstanding! Love the camera kid in the window and the reflections of the bike! One cool shot :) But they are all great. Stop on over, you've some mail to pick up :)