A blogger called gardeninacity has declared today as Victory over Snow Day (VS Day). Where I live near Binghamton, in upstate New York, this may be a bit premature. Some areas 30 miles or so from Binghamton, in fact, got snow last night. And, there is a coastal storm possibly getting ready to hit New York City next week.
Never mind that. Today, I saw spring.
Daffodils were preparing to burst forth in flower.
Still bare trees held open house for eager birds (the "little dots") roosting at sunset.
If you think New York City is a city of skyscrapers and concrete, you are right, but you are also wrong. In a way, Brooklyn (one of the five boroughs of New York City. once its own city) is my spiritual home - my Dad was born there, spent part of his life there, and died there. I love plants, and so do many others in New York City.
Today, the sun was shining. Children ran, rode bicycles, and played in local playgrounds. Shopkeepers tended their stores on commercial streets, but on side streets, birds sang their songs of welcome.