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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

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NY Day – Spring arrives at last!

I donned my shorts, wandered down to the Armoury in Central Park to pick up our Tennis permits for the coming season, and basked in the 75-degree sunshine.  Spring flowers  miraculously shot out of their sad-looking state and  started their job of inviting the insects to polinate them and to lighten the spirits of winter -weary New Yorkers. The park’s gardeners began planting the annuals.

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A good planting day . . .

A good planting day . . .

 

This young sea lion cavorted with a something he found in his pond

This young sea lion cavorted with a something he found in his pond

 

Spring brings thoughts of the sea . . . .

Spring brings thoughts of the sea . . . .

 

. . .  or, just basking in the open air.

. . . or, just basking in the open air.

 

Anyone for a sail?

Anyone for a sail?

 

Alice glinted in the sunlight . . . . .

Alice glinted in the sunlight . . . . .

 

. . . and even the Mad Hatter smiled!

. . . and even the Mad Hatter smiled!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. I enjoyed the photos welcoming in springtime. My welcome was our grounds keeper showed up to mow the lawn.

    • John. You’re lucky! The green stuff growing on my balcony is far from being a lawn–The proper term for it, I think, would be: moss! Are we ever going to see you in New York? Best wishes to you both, Ben and Ethel

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