46d-Spring Break 2017 (Part 2)

Greetings to all!  I hope everyone who celebrated the holidays–be it Easter, Passover or Spring–had enjoyable get-togethers with family and friends.  My own Spring break is doing me a world of good.  The week before Easter a very nasty virus came back to visit me and I was determined to get over it for good this time.  By resting and eating only light meals I was better by Good Friday.  I also got out into the sunshine and took long walks on Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Tuesday, April 18th.  I took photos to capture the beauty I found in the flowers and trees I saw during each walk.

Each time I went out the flowers looked more beautiful as the days of sunlight and warmth increased.  The peak of this beauty was on April 18th when the warmth of the sun filled the air with a floral fragrance that mingled with that of the earth and the grass being trimmed in some gardens.

I hope you will enjoy these photos and give permission for them to be circulated and re-used so long as a link back to this blog is provided.  They provide good examples of the simple abundance to be found in the midst of our everyday lives.

I will be checking in to catch up with all my WordPress friends.  Postings will resume in 2 weeks.

Afternoon walk on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

Clouds and sun alternated in the late afternoon but that did not take away from the bright, cheerful colors of the daffodils and tulips in the gardens I passed.  I loved the idea of creating an Easter tree decorated with eggs and pastel colored ribbons like the one I saw in a garden I passed.

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Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Even the trees along the Belt Parkway were in bloom!  As I neared Regina Pacis Basilica for Easter morning mass, I had time to enjoy the cheerful displays in a shop window on 65th Street near 11th Avenue.  By 11 a.m. the sun was out full strength and the presence of Spring could be felt all around.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My walk on Tuesday was very uplifting.  Everywhere the blossoms and gardens offering dazzling colors that I wanted to keep forever.  These photos only capture some of it.  My walk took me past the walled in grounds of The Visitation Monastery and then on the way back I went along Shore Road.

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