Spring progress

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Lots of crocuses at the Arnold Arboretum

It’s finally spring in the northeast. Once it comes it seems to be here all at once. The cherry trees and magnolias are blooming full on in Central Park along with the daffodils. The tulips are slower to come but many are already blooming, especially in the tree wells that line the streets of the Upper East Side. One thing that’s nice about living in one of the richest zip codes is that many people and businesses put effort into maintaining their beautiful old facades, window boxes, planters and small front beds.

Last weekend I went up to Boston with a workmate and stayed with her family. Her neighborhood of Jamaica Plain is full of gorgeous old homes, I wanted every other one of her street it seemed. Lucky for us, it was a gorgeous spring day and we saw the nasturtiums at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and then wandered over to the Arnold Arboretum.  I’m hopeful I’ll be able to visit again in the summer to see the trees leafed out because the collection at the Arboretum is extensive.

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Last snowdrop picture of the year – this one was from a rainy day visit to the NYBG

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Hamamelis at the NYBG

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Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’ at the Arboretum

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More crocuses at the Arboretum

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Evening walk through the Conservatory Garden

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  1. Beautiful photos Amy. That snowdrop photo is so delicately exquisite. Enjoy spring in New York.

    Here in Chiang Mai blossoming trees such as “yellow showers” and the bright orange “flamboyants” line the moat around the old city and are in full bloom right now in anticipation of the rainy season. The old city is bathed in the sweet scent of the yellow showers. I am leaving tonight for Seoul, Vancouver, then home. From the sounds of it, it will be a while until we get our spring at home. Take care.