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Window Box

By Johna Till Johnson

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Window box on the Upper East Side, Spring 2017

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

—T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Ah yes, “Dull roots with spring rain”!

Every spring, it’s the same surprise. We spend the winter yearning for sunshine and warmth. Yet when spring arrives, it’s usually wrapped in a cloak of dark clouds and cold rain.

It’s become a cliché: “April showers bring May flowers”—even though in New York, the flowers usually bloom in April (until they’re washed away by rain), and May is the month of green leaves.

But every now and then, even in the dank days of mid-April, a burst of sunshine appears. In this case, a window box, seen on the way home from the gym, with a riotous profusion of plants and flowers. A promise of brightness to come!


By Vladimir Brezina


A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Harmony.


By Vladimir Brezina

Ornate, florid, flowery…


A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Ornate.


By Vladimir Brezina

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A friend brought us flowers.

But flowers are not just flowers—they are a photo-op!

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By Vladimir Brezina

Earlier this spring in NYC’s Central Park…

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A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Vivid.

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.

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…

Fly on crocusMonarch 1Monarch 2Cloudless Sulphur and bee

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