Crocuses on the First Day of Spring

Ed and I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden yesterday, on the cool, sunny first day of Spring. The crocuses were in full bloom.

Deeper into the gardens, the crocuses spectacularly blanket a particular hill.

Of course crocuses aren’t the only attraction in the gardens. The late Winter early Spring crisp sunlight alone makes for beautiful shadow play.

And then there’s the Cherry Esplanade. Beautiful any time of year.

Even the barren rose garden has a stark symmetrical beauty in this light.

I can’t tell you what they are but I can tell you they smell really good:

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is experimenting with decoy cardboard dog silhouettes to try to keep the geese from grazing and pooping on their lawns. As you can see, the geese are still there, although they do keep a respectful distance from the scarecrow dogs.

The BBG may need to put up a lot more of those dogs to effect the change they are hoping for…

Finally, some skywriting…

A lower case “e”?

Nope. That’s a symbol I don’t recognize…

Happy Spring, everybody. Ed and I wore our happy Snoopy masks to welcome the season.

May it usher in a better time for all.

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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