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An architectural wall of angular treesScreening a sheeted wall of angled glass -- A frieze behind a frieze.
Madison had a fabulous fabulous early Spring weekened. Two consecutive days in the 60s. Bliss.
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.
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.
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.
I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm, I'm as jumpy as puppet on a stringI'd say that I had spring fever, but I know it isn't springI am starry eyed and vaguely discontented, like a nightingale without a song to singO why should I have spring fever, when it isn't even spring I keep wishing I were someone else, walking down a strange new streetAnd hearing words that I've never heard from a girl I've yet to meetI'm as busy as spider spinning daydreams,I'm as giddy as a baby on a swingI haven't seen a crocus or a rosebud, or a robin on the wingBut I feel so gay in a melancholy way, that it might as well bespringIt might as well be spring. Oscar Hammerstein II Richard RodgersFrom the Film: State Fair 1945
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.
Today's Ohio spring haulMyrtleDafodillWillowWillows show color very early for a tree.
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