Good morning from New York.
It's a grey, rainy Saturday, but I have hopes that today's showers will soon bring on some spring flowers, like those I saw at the Union Square farmers market yesterday.
I met my friend Elizabeth at the market and we were cheered by the return of some of our favorite flower stalls. Pots of primroses, paper whites, and other lovely blooms were available to purchase.
Tulips on their way to full bloom were standing tall and proudly.
Another shelf showed a fine display of what promised to be pink, blue or white hyacinths. I was tempted, but decided to wait until Elizabeth and I had stopped for tea, coffee and croissants at a nearby cafe before making my final decision.
I also wanted to confer with Elizabeth about my pondering whether to join instagram. From my research, it seems as if a purchase of a smart phone will be required. I welcome any advice that the rest of you all might offer me.
Returning to the flower stand, I did buy a pot of white hyacinths to fill the window sill spot recently occupied by lovely pink hyacinths that have now reached cut flower status.
That bathroom window sill is far from a radiator and has been kind to quite a few potted bulbs over this winter.
The following photo shows a collection of mixed yarn snippings that I've been collecting over the winter. The next time I go to Central Park (presumably on my way to Tuesday's St. Patrick's Day Parade) I will take these along and scatter them amongst various shrub branches for vigilant nest building birds to find.
I am so looking forward to Spring! Thanks to you all for your visits and comments on my prior post about my walk through a wintry Central Park.