Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring is Here

We've been having Spring-like weather during the last week or so although it was very windy yesterday when I went out to take photos. I walked from the Meatpacking District (14th Street and 8th Avenue) to the Greenwich Village and then east to SoHo before heading north to Nolita. Then I went home.

I took this photo of the entry way to a townhouse on Horatio Street between Greenwich and Washington Street in the Meatpacking District. The flowers reminded me that Spring is here, or is it?

So has Spring (Autumn for those living in the southern hemisphere) arrived for you yet?

24 comments:

Guy D said...

Wow that is a great capture, my wife asks if thats where Carrie Bradshaw lives. I have no idea what she's talking about...lol.

Cheers!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Laura @ move to portugal said...

Spring is here in the UK, just!

It's a lovely sunny day today, but still a little cool.

Great photo of my favourite flower :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

If those are tulips, I would think that those pots must have gotten a head start indoors, as I think it would be too early for tulips in New York.

My answer to your question about the arrival of Spring, will be rather complicated. Costa Rica is in the northern hemisphere, so our seasons should be the same as yours, the answer is more complex. In the northwestern Pacific coast area of Costa Rica (the Guanacaste province), what would normally be the winter and spring months of December through April are our dry, sunny season. Many people call those months our "summer."

We get so little rain during the dry season that many of the trees turn brown and drop their leaves to conserve water. Looking at the trees, the late "summer" down here looks like your winter up north, but it coincides with your spring months.

The temperature during our sunny, dry season that coincides with your winter is usually in the 80's, maybe even low 90's, which is very pleasant for our beach weather. This is good for tourism for the people from the USA and Canada, as tourism is our number one industry.

We don't mind that the trees lose their leaves because it makes it much easier to see the monkeys, birds, sloths and other wildlife that tourists come here to see.

Sorry for such a long answer to what should have been a simple question, but the answer for our climate was complex.

missy said...

Yes it's sunny and lovely here. I was going to ask if that was taken in the Village, when we were there we saw lots of houses/ apartment doors like that.

Thank you for the lovely message about work, no doubt now I'll have more to write about on the blogs, I've decided if all else fails, I'm going back to college.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice looking scene with the flowers and all. For human consumption to be sure. And I like the flowers there in pots. Scenes like this are made for people. A genuine sign that human beings live there. Not anything else. Such a sterile place. Not even a stray cat.

pikyong said...

i love those tulips!

Hilda said...

A lovely touch of bright color. Hope your weather turns into real Spring soon and not just Spring-like.

Here in the Philippines, we're in the middle of summer! Though it's been a bit odd: rains last week and more to come this week.

Chuck Pefley said...

This photo reminds me of one of the very first photos I made in NYC many years ago in the Murray Hill area. Thanks for the memory, Ming. Weather is nice here today and time for a scooter ride -:)

alice said...

Lucky people...
Yes, spring is there too, we have had a very sunny month of March and my garden is full of flowers!
Happy Sunday, Ming.

valeria said...

Nice place! I like those tulipani!
Spring has arrived here, yes...and it feels great!

bluestar2012 said...

Unless the flowers are 'faux flowers' I think it really is Spring. Thanks for sharing.

marley said...

Spring has well and truly arrived here, thankfully!

Babooshka said...

Yes it has. It wasn't the spring lambs jumping about but the frisky animals. That and local builders. Their language gets er.. friskier in spring.

henny said...

Reminds me of all movies took place in NY. Haven't seen one this close. Happy Spring...

teahouse said...

Beautiful!!

I heard we're getting more wind and rain overnight...winter may still rear its ugly head yet!

Meg in Nelson said...

Beautiful, indeed. Absolutely autumnal now. And I'm loving it.

thwany said...

i loveeeeee the four seasons of nyc.

seanjonesfoto said...

Ahhh... spring... great capture! :)

Anonymous said...

Nothing says spring like these gorgeous pots of flowers. Great capture.
Doris

Anonymous said...

We thought spring had arrived in scotland but it was short lived as we are back to winter again.
Love this picture

L.Shaw said...

That must be the B 'n B.....there are some beautiful brownstones on that block.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Spring is DRAGGING itself into Minnesota. I'm happy to report temps in the 40's and 50's this whole week. We should have green grass very soon! Not many outdoor flowers here yet, though. We're too skeptical because it might snow for all we know ;)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Sweet shot!

Nora said...

Yes, Autumn has definitely arrived down here [Sydney, Australia].