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Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Spring Close-up

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Spring! (a little behind the curve as far as Wind Against Current is concerned: see here and here), and Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge is Close-up.

In our patch of Central Park, we know Spring has surely arrived when we notice the first insects flitting from flower to flower—

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These photos are from mid-March of 2012—an early Spring that year! This year, the crocuses have long gone, and we haven’t seen any insects yet…

Another Spring Close-up is here.

Late Summer in the Park

By Vladimir Brezina

DSC_0341 cropped smallAfter the stasis of deep Summer, when NYC’s Central Park remains, it would seem forever, darkly lush and green, there are now unmistakable signs of the end.  It’s still sunny and warm, and busy insects are still feeding from the late-summer flowers. But new colors are appearing here and there, as the days now with increasing rapidity take us into Fall…

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These and a few more photos are here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Delicate.

Flowers, of course… but also the way insects hold on to them, right way up or upside down, with a delicate touch…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Close. I’ve already posted one response, but here’s another.

OK, Fergiemoto at Creativity Aroused totally got to this idea first. Check out her photo! Hers is much more beautiful. But I have more bugs.

Spring Has Sprung, Seemingly

By Vladimir Brezina

Contrary to the Groundhog’s prediction (he is right only 39% of the time, after all), the season seem to be well advanced into Spring.

In New York City, temperatures are reaching into the 60s or even 70s each day. Crocuses and daffodils are out, two or three weeks earlier than usual. Even some fruit trees are beginning to flower in Central Park. Nobody expects Winter to come back any more.

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Later Flowers for the Bees, and Butterflies: A Photoessay

By Vladimir Brezina

… to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease …

John Keats, To Autumn

This past weekend was beautiful: dry, calm, sunny and warm—Indian Summer weather. In New York City’s Central Park, still mostly a fall-denying green, a fresh crop of flowers was out. And the park’s bees and butterflies, like the city’s human inhabitants, were out in force.

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