Sunday, April 1, 2012

Capturing the Color

Capturing the Color

Though spring officially began at the end of March, for me there's something about the first week of April that fully brings on the feeling. It's typically when the trees are flowering, enveloping us in their dazzling, albeit brief, beauty. Tulips spring up all over the city in a multi-colored show and restaurateurs set up their outdoor tables. Manhattanites adore being outside and any eatery with a sidewalk cafe license is sure to draw a crowd.

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I'm using this week to do some spring cleaning and get ready for the upcoming holiday - Passover in our case. I'll be sharing some of those recipes over the next few days as I begin to cook and prep. But I also know how fleeting the current parade of outdoor color is. And so I grabbed my camera and took my pup with me to capture it while I could. Though Manhattan is tightly packed with buildings and people, anyone who thinks we don't do our part to bring nature to the city simply hasn't been here in spring. Enjoy!

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Park Avenue in all its glory

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A study in yellow

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A riot of red on a quiet side street

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The trees outside this townhouse may not have flowered yet but its owner made sure the birds felt welcome.

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A small Mediterranean cafe on the Upper East Side

23 comments:

  1. I just love all the colors of spring! Our dogwood are at least a month ahead of schedule...and my herbs are almost harvestable :) Beautiful photos~

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  2. *sigh* I love spring!!!

    And I love NYC. I need to come back for a visit!

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  3. Spring and Fall the best times of year to be in NYC

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  4. How gorgeous. Next time I win a trip to NY, I'll be sure to go in the Springtime. Don't you just LOVE blossoms.

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  5. Your photos are beautiful. Even though the temperatures have gotten cooler again the blooms are out in full force. I love it!

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  6. Those tulips are gorgeous. I am overdue for a trip to NYC! Its been a few years since I've crossed the border :-)

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  7. You have captured the colours perfectly - what a beautiful post filled with spring :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. Even with allergies, I love the spring! ... for all of the reasons your pictures show!

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  9. Obviously the city of Manhattan takes care in the appearance of things-good to know. Your pictures are so amazing and do tell you that you do not have to live in the country to see the signs of spring! Have a great day!

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  10. I love when the flowers start to bloom in the city! The tullips are always so gorgeous & park avenue has some of the best landscaping for it. I hate that the weather hasn't been up to par but I can tell that it's coming! Great photos!

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  11. Gorgeous photos! I am getting ready for Passover this week as well--I look forward to seeing what you are making.

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  12. Aw thanks for giving me a taste of my hometown in Spring! I remember growing up I always knew Spring was in the air because a tree on Charles Street bloomed pink before all the others. Here in Israel Passover preparations are in full swing! You can't even find potato chips in the grocery store any more :-)

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  13. All the tulips are making me smile! That's my favorite part of Spring!

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  14. Absolutely breathtaking photo's just beautiful... thank you!

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  15. It's been a long time since we've seen New York in the Spring, thanks for reminding us of how lovely it is!

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  16. So gorgeous! How can I not love a city that's filled with my favorite flowers? :-)

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  17. Beautiful spring photos! Thank you-)

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  18. So true!!! I love NY in the spring, I see way more flowers and prettiness here than I ever did back in Ohio (it was mostly grass)

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  19. I love Tulips and the City certainly is gorgeous this time of the year. Great Snaps!!

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  20. My cherry blossoms trees are slow to start. Just getting buds now. But it's super cold here so hopefully soon they'll bloom.

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  21. Oh!!! I can't even begin to tell you just how jealous I'm going to be that my girl will be right there and I won't be!! I've forwarded this post to a couple of her friends who are going on the trip too. So beautiful!!! I've told my husband that this is definitely on my list to visit...

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