Then I came back, and had to reverse the process. All part and parcel of travelling.
I'm not sure I've seen so many daffodils in one
Or grape hyacinths.
Conservatory Garden on the upper East side of the Park was particularly stunning. Every pathway seemed to be lined with cherry trees in blossom.
We busied ourselves taking what seemed like hundreds of photographs. None of which truly capture the incredible size and hidden treasures of Central Park. There is so much held within the park.
You could spends hours in there every day for months and still not experience everything the space has to offer.
It is such a sanctuary in the middle of a loud, bustling, forceful city.
The care taken over keeping the park beautiful, is in itself, a beautiful thing. On this particular morning, I'm beyond any doubt, the number of caretakers in the park exceeded leisure seekers. Possibly 2:1.
And the floral wonderland continued outside the park on the busy sidewalks. This (second bottom pic) street scape is 5th Avenue. Every garden bed, on every street, around every tree on the kerb was filled with tulips, daffodils, jonquils, hyacinth, and/or hydrangea. Not. Even. Exaggerating. The beautifying of the city for the Spring months was incredible.
Washington DC was similarly beautiful. All wide spaces, lush lawn, and warm sun.
I feel a little like I have brought a touch of Spring home with us. We have some stunning tulips in the bedroom this week. Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere feels a lot like Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The flower growers know this means it can be easy to trick Spring bulbs into flowering early. So, we lucky flower lovers get an early taste of Spring to keep us cheery as the weather becomes chilly.
I'll leave this post with some tulip tid bits.
Tulips continue to grow once cut.
And they grow in the direction of light, towards the sun if possible.
Tulips are not native to the Netherlands, tulips have their origin in what was Persia, now collectively the Middle East.
'Tulip' is derived from the Persian word 'tulban' which translates as turban.
Tulips have many meanings, including: True love, passionate love, innocence, forgiveness, perfect happiness, friendship, and desire. The colour of the tulip can alter meanings in subtle ways. As can how they are arranged.
The colour pink means perfect happiness. I'm very happy to have increased the levels of perfect happiness that already exists in our bedroom.