NY in technicolor. Or, sometimes NY is like the movies

May 7, 2014 |  Category:   life seasonal

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It’s true that New York feels like a happier place these days. The color everywhere has a way of changing the collective mood of the city to such an extent that we wonder how we got through the monotony of winter all those months. But I no longer remember the cold; it’s funny how quickly you can forget.

 

We have a favorite cherry tree in our neighborhood that we love to stand under. With it’s canopy of blooms, it’s like being enveloped in cotton candy. Those luscious pink clusters don’t even seem real, and the cherry blossoms this year are just beyond. The city looks like a movie set, resembling all those scenes from movies set in NY that you would otherwise question because NY never looks that good in real life. But right now, yes. Yes, it does.

 
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The magnolias, always the first flowering trees to usher in Spring, are already past its prime, shedding petals on the sidewalks that get slick and slippery when it rains and leaving young leaves in its place. The cherry blossoms, which are at its peak right now, will follow suit in about a week, maybe 2. It never lasts long, does it?

 
Summer is coming.

 
There’s an end-of-the-year feeling to school now that we’re firmly entrenched in May. Final performances are being scheduled and rehearsed, state testing is wrapping up.

 
And soon our days will have a completely different rhythm.

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  • Pink Ronnie May 7, 2014 at 6:15 am

    That second last one is a stunner, Jenna!
    Enjoy the warmer days and that end-of-the-year feeling…
    Ronnie xo

  • Myla May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Yes, everything looks beautiful right now. Hooray for a spring that we all deserve after the long, bitter winter. I totally hear you on the end of school mode. Here in NJ, we still have state testing next week. Then, onto the recitals, concerts, etc. Looking forward to the summer.

  • dervla May 7, 2014 at 9:51 am

    it never lasts long, but it’s incredible while it does. Unlike you i’m still remembering this winter though, i hope i warm up soon!

  • Lakshmi May 7, 2014 at 10:38 am

    A good reminder that everything changes…

  • Rachel May 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Gorrrgeous photos, I feel like I’m there! Every couple of months I get this overwhelming urge to move to NYC, often because of things like this! It’s a fleeting whim, because I love living in California, but there is something about New York that is constantly drawing me to it…if I had my druthers, I would be bicoastal, or at least the freedom to travel more often than I do.

  • sandra May 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    those pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them, it reminds me of beautiful NYC as I saw the city one year and a half ago.

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