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I Used to Hate Spring…

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

April puddle

April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.

—T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

I’ll admit it: I used to hate Spring.

Why “admit”? Because from what I can tell, most people are thrilled by lengthening days, soft fragrant breezes, and the sight of new flowers pushing up through the fresh grass.

In New York, Springtime is especially noteworthy. Everyone takes to the parks. Lovers canoodle. Pets frolic. And we walk around with goofy smiles and say unexpected things to each other, like “Please,” and “Thank you” and “After you!”

So what’s not to love?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Changing Seasons.

Looking through photos that I’ve taken in Central Park in the Spring, and in the Fall, I am momentarily confused. Which season is which?

In both, the leaves glow with color…

But the Spring leaves have fresh young faces

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whereas the Fall leaves have lived

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More photos from the Spring and Fall are, respectively, here and here.