Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Rise Up and Flower #WordlessWednesday

I could make this a true Wordless Wednesday by linking to this blog post and saying "what she said". But I am not going to be that lazy.  (Thank you, Songbird).  As my regular readers are aware, I was born in New York City and spent my first 21 1/2 years there.

I'll give you a picture of beautiful double flowered cherry blossoms blooming where I live now, in the Southern Tier of New York State..

And then I will link to this classic sung by Billy Joel, as the Empire State Building keeps the beat.  Stay strong, New York!  Rise up and Flower.
Linking to Sandee at #WordlessWednesday.

Linking to Natasha and Esha at their Wordless Wednesday.


  1. That was a great version of Billy Joel unplugged.

  2. Thanks, Alana. Billy Joel's performance blew me away. Our city is resilient and will rise up again.

  3. Spring has arrived in your area. Aren't cherry blossoms just the very best? Yes they are. This post makes me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  4. Such pretty pink blossoms! Love them. And those powerful words...loved them even more! Thanks to the city and the people and to all those who put their duty before everything else to bring NYC back to normal again!

    Thanks for sharing this uplifting post today, Alana! Makes me feel happy to hear that you guys have beaten the virus and how!

    Happy #ww and a great week ahead to you. Stay safe, healthy and happy, dear.

    Best wishes

  5. New York, although horribly hit, at least has action and direction in the way the city's being run on a local level.

  6. Thats such a lovely shade of pink Alana!!
    I'm sure New York will stay strong and rise up.

    Priya (

  7. Hi there- I was born in Brooklyn during WWII , but didn't stay long enough to pick up the accent. Spent some years in MA, then in Bay Area California til at the ripe old age of 17 moved to Oregon until 2018 when we made a short visit of 7 years near Mt Shasta CA and now reside in peaceful Vancouver WA. Still don't have an accent. Have a lovely day and stay well!

  8. Love cherry blossoms and these are exquisite.

    Thanks for sharing Billy Joel's performance. Spectacular indeed.


    Lovely post for our #WW blog hop.

  9. Very nice song by Billy Joel. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Beautiful cherry blossoms. Thanks for sharing the Billy Joel video. Prayers for NY!

  11. I loved the pink blossoms Alana. I find flowers irresistible. They make me happy. Have a blooming week ahead.

  12. Beautiful cherry blossoms! Love that pink.


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