It is now May Day Eve. This realization reminds me how I have become a very lazy blogger. It also reminds me that it's been grand to have been spending much more time outdoors as my winter down-filled coat has been traded in for various layers of cotton, silk and wool.
At home, on the breakfast front, Quaker Oats Old Fashioned oatmeal, prepared with raisins, a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar and milk, has been replaced by the simpler goodness of Cheerios. Winter and summer oats promise to be kind to my cholesterol levels. When berry season appears at the farmers market, strawberries will replace the raisins.
Over in Central Park, flowering trees have been flowering.
Daffodils have surpassed their peak blooming season. Tulips are on display.
The blue sky days are blissful. Even when clouds roll into town, we now know that snow won't be part of the package.
Romantic couples (memories...) and friends rent rowboats to travel the Lake in Central Park.
My Mom just celebrated her 99th birthday, and I hope that she won't mind my sharing with you all the watercolor anemone blooms I painted for her card.
On the knitting front that is always lurking around my apartment, I have begun an experiment with a new technique, Entrelac, that creates a sort of basket weave effect. I have been following the technical advice given by Entralac. Once you get the gist of the basic maneuvers, there are countless variations possible. Give it a go...not that complicated.
My recovery from that February fall is almost complete. I have participated in some more political activities and continue to communicate with my elected governmental politicians. On a bus ride yesterday, I noticed that "stand by" barricades are still up in front of Bergdorf Goodman, located diagonally across Fifth Avenue from Trump Tower.
The NYC taxpayers continue to fund this, as the First Lady and her son still dwell in TT.
Moving along, here is a view of the current garden space that is planted just above the subway station at 72nd Street and Broadway.
On an afternoon walk today through my neighborhood, I stopped to take this picture of a classic Upper West Side brownstone building that features a well-chosen planting for its parlor floor window boxes.
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