Sunday, April 1, 2018

City Views, Country Dreams

Good evening from New York.  I would also like to wish you all a Happy Easter and Happy April Fool's Day.  

For a variety of reasons, it's been a while since my last post, but without further delay, I would love to share some photographs that I took at today's Fifth Avenue Easter Parade.


Let's begin with this pink clad Angel with the winning smile, and sensible footwear.


Lots and lots of flowers adorned many hats this year.  This fellow and lady were giving out some Easter treats from their baskets.



I always like the conceptual hats that turn up on Fifth Avenue.  The chap in the white suit brought along a spare hat for passersby to try on...and be photographed in.


More flowers.


The Fifth Avenue Easter Parade is a mixture of individuals and groups who like to promenade together.


I went for the back view complete with red backpack and cottontails.


The lady in the red jacket wanted to be photographed next to this glamorous duo.  Today's weather was mild, overcast with sun peeking through, and warm enough to encourage outfits like these.


Color blocking in several shades on display here on the zebra cross walk.


Lilies on top with a fedora on the side.


 Retro traditional, right down/up to the gent's hair cut.


This couple have a grand sense of style and humor.


The young lady in the center of the above photo liked posing for others while taking selfies.


Stripes, with flowers.


this lovely lady in turquoise with a great smile allowed this fellow in blue to pose with her.


The above folks have a sense of humor and an angel standing near, just in case.


This amazing conceptual pink hat was constructed from many, many plastic cups attached together with candies attached to their open edges.  Rather remarkable and a real crowd pleaser.


Glam girl wearing a glam girl chapeau.


More flowers!


This little sweetie in pink also was wearing old-fashioned white gloves, just like the ones I wore on Easter way back in the 1950s.


Ears, eggs and chicks!


Some sort of bird...


Throngs of folks entering and exiting St. Patrick's Cathedral, with armed guards at the doors.  What we get used to!


Colorful couple.  Hoping you can see the bunnies on their hats.


At least two types of style sense on display here.  


Lovely profile, with lots of ruffles!


These gents were having such a great Easter Sunday as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds.

I took many more photographs, but will not burden you all with more here.  I did want to leave you with a little Easter painting that I have already posted on my Instagram page.


Happy Easter to you all.  Thank you for your visits and comments.  I cannot promise when I will return here, but will promise to return.

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo's we went to Madison Square Park which was colorless other then about 45 dogs in the dog run.

    Kitt & Michael

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    1. Good to know that you all did get out to the park....along with the pups. Glad you liked my Fifth Avenue reporting! xo

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  2. What a fun parade of colour that was...a wonderful sense of community. Great photos and what a sweet painting you made too. Thanks for sharing all the flowers and glitz and glamour.

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    1. It's fun to take lots of photos while strolling the avenue. I have lots more pix, but decided to just show a sampling. You are quite welcome.

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  3. Happy Easter ! This looks like so much fun. With the crazy weather we have be having glad it wasn't snowing !
    Your Easter Painting is wonderful.
    I hope to join instagram when daughter comes to help me.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Snowing here this morning...big floppy flakes...it should all be gone by early afternoon. Wonderful to have have had mild weather yesterday for the frivolity over on Fifth. (You will love IG.). xo

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  4. Happy Easter to you too. I loved the photos.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tom. I could not resist an Easter Parade report. Sorry to have not been round for a visit at your place for a while. Must have a catch up soon. Best wishes!

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  5. We have missed you.I love the photos and the Easter painting.Come back soon.

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    1. Thank you very much. I also miss having more contact with blogland...hoping to visit more over here as the year opens up.

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  6. Love the purple jacket and hat.
    Come back soon.

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    1. Yes, that was quite an outfit...very dapper! Promise to visit more frequently as 2018 continues. Best wishes...hoping you are well and enjoying your home in town. xo

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  7. So good to see a post from you Frances. What an assortment of amazing hats!

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    1. Than you! This post only shows a sampling of the creativity that was on display. It was grand to share Fifth Avenue with so many happy folks. (Snowing very floppy wet flakes here this morning!). xo

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  8. Frances, you are teasing us for April Fools Day. How nice to see a post. And, what a nice way to spend the day - at a parade. How fun. And I saw today that it is snowing so they lucked out with the weather. Love your painted easter egg. Come back soon.

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    1. Donna, having Easter and April Fool's Day fall on the same Sunday just offered a perfect posting opportunity!
      I will eventually get around to visiting your place and see what's been going on. Meanwhile, thank you so much for commenting here. xo

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  9. How lovely to find a post - and doubly fun that it's your Easter Parade Post! You are lucky it was so warm - I had to wear my parka to church yesterday morning! A couple of ladies managed an Easter bonnet but it really wan't the day for it! Hope you are well - I will keep checking back regularly hoping to find a post. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, Margie. Yes, we were lucky here in NYC on Easter to have what could pass for sweater weather. Woke up to yet another snow fall on Monday, but it was all over and melted by yesterday afternoon. Thank you so much for continuing to check in. xo

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  10. What an exuberant scene and such vibrant colours. Good to see you back on your blog, Frances, and out taking photos again x

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    1. The Easter Parade still has a lovely creative atmosphere. Anyone can show up and be part of the joy. Perhaps you will visit me over on my page at instagram.com/fgoakley. I've been posting lots of pictures there. xo

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  11. I always enjoy your Easter Parade photos Frances and I love the painting... I'm not sure if I spotted that on Instagram. It's good to see you pop up on the blog too x

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    1. Gina, thank you very much for your taking time to visit and comment. (I could not possibly have let the Parade pass me by, blogwise.). xo

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  12. It's a fixture I wouldn't miss, but I'm late to the parade this year. Enjoyed it none the less.

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  13. Fun, colourful and lots of happy faces.

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