Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring in the air, on the ground, in the bushes...

I left a little earlier than usual this evening and thanks to the longer days and probably the warm and humid air, the birds were particularly vocal along the south side of Bryant Park.  A closer look shows that there is indeed a reason they call something the birds and the bees. These were the only two I saw, but from the tweeting and rustling in all the bushes, there were some very busy birds!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter is a good day to get back into the blog. My absence was mostly due to the new job, some business trips, and the long winter where I just couldn't take or post another flake of snow.  I've missed blogging and visiting everyone else most of all!  So, after a lovely morning in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I am very happy to be back!

A busy lady

Her man spent his time strutting and keeping an eye on the other guys

Some of the cherry blossom trees are in bloom.

Looks like the venus fly trap of tulips.

The magnolia trees are magnificent!

The "quick fix" in the Picasa software created a very odd look for this catfish in the lily pond.  We think they put the catfish in the ponds to clean them up.

The end of the blooms on daffodil hill.  

The main lawn with the cherry blossom trees still in bud. They look to be timed perfectly for the Sakura Matsuri festival at the end of April.

Discarded building ornaments at the back of the Brooklyn Museum.

And some beauties back on Clinton Avenue.