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One Day I Shall Burst My Bud Of Calm…

To everything, there is a season…except maybe for winter 2012 in New York city. It’s been a mild one. Although spring officially arrived, 3/20 1:14 AM EDT, the warm temps and many blooms made their appearance well in advance of the equinox.

Global warming, Positive Arctic Oscillation? One thing for certain, it’s crazy…and spring, half losing its mind from all of it says, “Bring it on.” It reminds me of this quote by Christopher Fry:

“One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria.”

Soft and striking Central Park cherry blossoms

Forsythia unfolding in Central Park
Central Park Forsythia

A Central Park hill of daffodils
Daffodil Hill

A star is born
single daffodil

A Central Park bench. Eh, this is New York!
Central Park Bench

  1. March 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Lovely photos. I haven’t been home in years. Just can’t imagine NYC so warm at this time of year. Disconcerting.

    • March 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

      It is disconcerting, surreal, and, in this case, the weirdness is beautiful.
      (Allergy sufferers might disagree)

  2. March 21, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Mostly I keep calm and carry on but I adore the “blossom into hysteria.” I have often thought about the masks I wear and became aware of when one shifts to another but I know they are all me. Glad to see spring in NYC- my hometown years ago.

    • March 21, 2012 at 8:24 am

      A native New Yorker!
      Life is good if you can enjoy the quote, but stay cool just the same.
      And — it is grounding to feel your center. Thanks for your thoughtful comments.

  3. March 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Central park has certainly bloomed early this year. We’re in for an extended spring into a hot summer. All the best.

    • March 22, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Hi Victor,
      Temps may soar to the 80s today…looks like a hot summer might be here already. Keep cool.

  4. March 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Out on the bike today [bicycle not Harley] and it’s beautiful. Tired from inactivity all winter. Perfect. Low humidity. Low sweat.

  5. March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    These photos are just divine… (the last one funny!) I’ve never been to New York, but I always thought the winters were similar to Chicago’s. Both cities are experiencing interesting weather for March. I wrote a little something about ours on Sparks In Shadow.

    I hope this weather doesn’t swing back so far that I need to turn the heat back on, but my daughter’s birthday is in May and one year it snowed during her birthday party. I’m not taking this for granted.

    • March 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      How’s this for synchronicity…I was leaving a comment on your Nature post and did not see this one from you.
      I am reading your entries, wonderful 100 word idea — and what brilliant writing.
      Our winters are similar – looks like the warm winter/spring weather too!
      Thank you so much for stopping by.

  6. March 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you. Your beautiful images are a gift to the soul which longs for meaning beneath ordinary awareness. Jeanie

  7. April 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Love that quote and the pictures. I’m wondering just what “blossom into hysteria” would look or feel like. Actually I think I resemble it this spring.

    • April 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks mountainmae…yes, — here’s to wondering — and fragrant, flowering unfolding.

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