April 7, 2008

Still trying to get to spring here in Brooklyn.

Almost foliage:

A Shadow of Spring

Some new color:

An Early Spring View from Brooklyn

8 comments:

ricpic said...

An architectural wall of angular trees
Screening a sheeted wall of angled glass --
A frieze behind a frieze.

MadisonMan said...

Madison had a fabulous fabulous early Spring weekened. Two consecutive days in the 60s. Bliss.

John K. said...

I don't share the propensity of certain commenters to chastise you for failing to blog about what they think is important. But in other local news, Brooklyn federal district judge Weinstein's recent opinion supporting the principle of jury nullification does seem mighty interesting.

rhhardin said...

I photographed a forsythia bud yesterday but it wasn't very well focused (stupid camera won't focus on it unless there's no alternative at all in the background) and was plainly uninteresting even if it were focussed.

It used to be, when I lived in NJ, that I thought forsythia was the first flower in the spring, except for possibly the pansies you got at Sunday School.

Little did I know about wildflowers then. There probably aren't any in NJ.

Forsythia is pretty rare around here in Ohio, whether by a generational change or just geographic taste I don't know.

Jack said...

Just because you're from the frozen North, you can't expect an early spring in Brooklyn. But go see the daffodils at the Botanic Garden.

LutherM said...

I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm, I'm as jumpy as puppet on a string
I'd say that I had spring fever, but I know it isn't spring
I am starry eyed and vaguely discontented, like a nightingale without a song to sing
O why should I have spring fever, when it isn't even spring
I keep wishing I were someone else, walking down a strange new street
And hearing words that I've never heard from a girl I've yet to meet
I'm as busy as spider spinning daydreams,
I'm as giddy as a baby on a swing
I haven't seen a crocus or a rosebud, or a robin on the wing
But I feel so gay in a melancholy way, that it might as well be
spring
It might as well be spring.

Oscar Hammerstein II
Richard Rodgers
From the Film: State Fair 1945

rhhardin said...

It occurs to me that very early wildflowers (eg. coltsfoot) get an edge from the absence of tree shade, but at the risk of a killing freeze.

I suppose they know this but prefer to live on the edge.

rhhardin said...

Today's Ohio spring haul
Myrtle
Dafodill
Willow

Willows show color very early for a tree.