Tag Archives: Spring

Travel Theme: Pink

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Pink.

In NYC’s Central Park not so long ago, pink was an artificial color.

Pink in Winter

But very soon now, it will grow on every tree—

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These photos were taken in April 2013. Hopefully, a preview of coming attractions!

Another classic NYC event, later on in June, at which pink is surely the ruling color is here.

Spring, Finally, Perhaps…

By Vladimir Brezina

The Spring Equinox occurs today.

This year, Spring has been a long time in coming. In NYC, the weather is still very chilly. But there are signs that Winter is now, finally, perhaps, on its way out…

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So, Happy Spring! (Or, to our readers in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Autumn!)

A Spring Paddle Along the Palisades

By Vladimir Brezina

Yesterday, we paddled up the Hudson River along the Palisades, all freshly green…

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Best of all, as the last photo shows, the official kayak-launching dock at Pier 40 has finally been put back into place (mostly), six months after Hurricane Sandy left it in a crumpled mess last October…

Spring Is in New York—But We Aren’t

By Vladimir Brezina

Spring has finally sprung in New York City. But we’ll miss it this year. We are far away, about to embark on an exciting (hopefully not too exciting!) week-long kayak trip. No Internet, so Wind Against Current will be unattended for a while… Watch this space when we return!

Fortunately, I took a few photos of New York’s spring before we left…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

Nothing endures but change — Heraclitus

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This is a second response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Change. The first response was here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is A Day in My Life.

Last Saturday, toward evening, I took a walk through NYC’s Central Park.

First I visited our patch of ground. And on that patch, which we had picked for being so unremarkable, a crop of colorful crocuses had sprung up…

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A few more photos are here.

Happy Spring!

By Vladimir Brezina

The Vernal Equinox just occurred a few minutes ago—and so, Happy Spring!

First flower

… to those in the Northern Hemisphere, of course. And to those in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Autumn!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Our Neighborhood

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Our Neighborhood.

Last week’s snowstorm was surely the last gasp of winter. On Saturday, the remnants of the snow were vanishing in the warm sunshine, the first flowers were peeping out from under last year’s dead leaves, and everyone was out in Central Park. I was there too with my camera (not my cell phone)…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Merge.

Blossoms and stone merge in spring…

Spring 2007 in Central Park, New York City. More photos are here.

A second interpretation of “Merge” is here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth, Take Three

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Growth. I’ve already posted two responses to this challenge, here and here, but I can’t resist yet a third one.

New beginnings: