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.