So Long WordPress!

I have been thoroughly unimpressed with WordPress and will be moving back to blogger. Unfortunately there I can’t seem to import any of my wordpress posts to blogger so I must resort to re-posting them. Luckily there’s only a couple month’s worth!

Anyway, I will be permanently moving back HERE, if you wish to follow!

Flower Explosion

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I am always amazed at how quickly winter turns into spring. How one day you see some green poking up through the dirt, and then barely a week later. Flowers everywhere.

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This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers!

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And just as quickly as they bloomed, the flowers faded away. Not to be seen again for another year.  I love these flowers that fill the front garden with giant splotches pf color. I just wish the blooms stayed longer.

Cherry Blossoms

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Many Streets downtown are lined with cheery trees and for a few weeks each spring, there is a glorious display of light pink cherry blossoms.

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These particular trees are right outside my office window at work. I’ve never had a desk near a window before so I was quite overjoyed to be looking at these trees every day. One day they were looking so pretty I had to race right back there after going home to get my camera so I could take some pictures. .

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I love walking along the city sidewalks, underneath all the blossoms. I just wish the trees stayed in bloom longer. A few days after I took these photos, some huge storms came through and all the flowers were washed away. I wish flowering trees kept their blooms all summer.

First Flowers

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The weather has been unusually warm this year, so the flowers have come out earlier than usual! I was annoyed at the lack of winter this year, but once I saw the flowers popping up everywhere, it was hard to stay mad.

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Hyacinths are one of my favorites. I planted many more last fall and was excited to see all the new colors come up this spring.

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Another one of my favorites are these white and orange daffodils. I was happy to see so many of them in my yard this year, especially since I don’t really remember planting them. What a surprise!

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Every day more and more plants seem to begin to poke up through the ground.

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a free ride between Manhattan and Staten Island in New York City, and has some great city views, so we couldn’t pass it up!

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This was my first real glimpse at Manhattan. It’s hard to tell just how tall the buildings are when you’re standing right next to them, but it was pretty incredible to see them from afar!

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It was a dark and cold winter’s day. About 30 degrees without the windchill, so who knows how cold it really was out on the water. But my camera and I braved the cold and stood out on the top deck to scope out the best views.

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The ferry takes about 20 minutes each way, and has great views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and Brooklyn. And it’s completely free!  It has space inside and out, so it’s great any time of the year.  I definitely recommend it if you ever find yourself in NYC.

Night Snow

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Most of the snow fell at night during the big snow storm that come by last month. I love snow so much, I couldn’t help but race around outside late at night, taking pictures of the pretty snow.

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I purposely left the Christmas lights up, in case of snow. I love the way Christmas lights look in the snow, but it almost never snows here before Christmas.

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I love snow. I feel like winter has no meaning unless there is snow on the ground. It’s such a magical sight.