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The Other Sights of Spring

By Vladimir Brezina

Sure, there are the sunlit showy blossoms that everyone stops to admire—

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But deeper in the shadows, too, if you look closely, Spring is everywhere stirring to life.Other Sights of Spring 5Other Sights of Spring 6Other Sights of Spring 7

And what’s this?

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A A A scrap of bread stirs to life the pond’s inhabitants, both expected…

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More photos are here.

I Used to Hate Spring…

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

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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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Vivid

By Vladimir Brezina

Earlier this spring in NYC’s Central Park…

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

Details

By Vladimir Brezina

In the early spring, crocuses are just details in the bare landscape—

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and yet, on closer inspection, each flower reveals among its petals a host of insects, each a detailed world of its own—

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This was in early March 2012, a year in which spring came very early. Let’s hope that, in spite of some groundhogs’ predictions, it comes soon this year too…

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed Photo Challenge, Details, and also a second contribution to The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge, Scale. The first contribution was here.

Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Spring Close-up, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

The first dropped ice cream of Spring on Fifth Avenue—

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In response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Spring!, and Ailsa’s travel theme, Close-up. The first response was here.

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.

Spring on Fifth Avenue

By Vladimir Brezina

This was then…

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… and this is now!

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