Cherry Blossoms (Pt. 1)

The cherry blossoms are blooming once again. I love this time of year.

Recently I was able to take some pictures of my second favorite flower (my first being the dogwood) and I was not disappointed. All through Manhattan, Yonkers, and White Plains the streets are lined by white and pink.

It’s almost like over night they bloomed. A few days ago I remember there just being the little lumpy buds starting to form on the branches.

I don’t remember them blooming so early though. I wonder if it’s because of the unusually mild winter we had this year. The past couple of days have been in the 70s amd 80s temperature wise.

Either way, I’m happy to see these flowers.

Library

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the New York Public Library (you know, the one with the lions… was in Ghost Busters, I think?) with my brother. We ate lunch out front where the steps are (there were tons and tons of people out enjoying the weather) before taking a look inside.

We were pleasently surprised when they let us go almost wherever we wanted and allowed us (mostly me with my brother’s iphone– I really need to get one of those…) to take pictures provided we kept the flash off.

There were tons of people with their camera– so many in fact, we kept getting in the way of each other’s shots!

On the third floor (the one with the paintings, near the laptop loan) there was an interesting statue of a young girl. I’m not exactly sure who the artist who made it was– the name sounded Russian– but it got my attention.

Does anyone by chance know what it is called or by whom it was made?

Feathered Friends

Today I saw a friend, whom I don’t often get to see. We met at Bronxville train station this afternoon before stopping at the near by Starbucks for drinks and catching up.

Her school is close to there so she knows the area better than I do (I’ve only explored the area a few times a long time ago) but I was surprised to find that she wasn’t aware of a bike path/park close to there.

We decided after we finished our drinks to go have a walk.

There were a lot of ducks and geese hanging around the river that runs along the path. A lot of people were out and feeding them, taking pictures of them (like us) and pretty much gawking at them. The geese for the most part seemed alright with that.

My friend and I were able to get really close for some pictures.

One even came out of the river for a quick hello (and to see if we had anything good to eat– which we didn’t, unfortunately.)

We stayed for about an hour and a half before headed back to Bronxville proper for some sushi and tea. Then it was time for me to go to work.

Blue Skies

Time’s been going by so fast this year. I can hardly believe that it’s March already. I know I’ve expressed this sentiment before, but I still have yet to comprehend the concept (of time).

Just the other day I was counting down the days until April and the thought made me think of May. Usually, around  the first Sunday of May, White Plains has its annual cherry blossom festival. The city of White Plains is FILLED with cherry trees and in the spring it looks like a blizzard of pink frilly snow.

I’m getting excited for the arrival of more good weather, lots of subjects for my photography, and and a chance to get out more with my friends. I want to change things this year and maybe travel a bit if I can.

Oddly, part of me would like to fly in a plane again….