TULIPS! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you as excited as I am?!
(post edit: I acknowledge my horticultural ignorance. They are, in fact, crocuses.)
These are the first flowers I've seen this spring. In fact, aside from a few buds on the trees, I think these flowers are the first signs of life I've seen this spring. Real live green growing plants! Hurray!!! Spring is here! And if the buds and flowers weren't evidence enough, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous the last two days. 60 degrees, people. Sunny. Perfect for strolling through the park and soaking up a healthy dose of Vitamin D. Ahhh, spring. This is heaven.
Speaking of green, I strolled over to 5th Avenue today to take a peek at the big St. Patty's Day Parade. Big crowds of people, lots of green. Marching bands and marching police officers. That's about it. It was fun to peek at. But super crowded.
Looking down 5th (see the Empire State?)
A lone man in a funny hat. It had a giant clover on the front. I hope he found a friend.
You can hear me talking to my mom on the phone in this video. A daily lunchtime ritual.