Three weeks ago I was hit with what I thought was a spring cold, it went away and I went on with life as usual and then the dastardly cold or should I say flu came back with a vengeance and laid me low for a week. I’ve managed to bounce back somewhat and all that remains of this vicious virus is a stuffed nose and a hideous rattling cough that makes me dizzy.

But, if you actually thought I was going to stay in on a warm sunny spring day, like we had yesterday, you were wrong. Despite my despicable circumstances, I sallied forth with tissues, cough drops and camera in hand to explore the wonders of Spring unfolding outside my door.

This is what I beheld before me as I walked along the streets, avenues and boulevards of Astoria; A bounty of budding branches, cheerful Cherry Blossoms, colorful Coleus, dazzling Daffodils, a daring Dandelion, forthcoming Forsythia, halcyon Hyacinths, marvelous Magnolias, romantic Ranunculus and a tempting Tulip. All in vibrant hues of pink, yellow, white and green against skies of blue. I sneezed and coughed and snapped for four hours, enjoying every minute absorbing the suns rays like a flowering thing. Oh, the joys of early spring.

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4 thoughts on “Astoria’s in Bloom….Finally!

  1. Do I hear the word “intrepid”?? Apparently, our plucky photographer, even under “despicable circumstances”, managed to capture the beautiful blooms emerging and the lovely budding branches proudly posing against a panoramic blue sky! Nothing quite as stunning or fragrant as flowers on a sunny and mild, spring day but most notably, flourishing in your own hood. Indeed, it must be spring, the forsythia is in bloom and nature is dressing up in her colorful finery!!
    Thanks for the breath of fresh air, Cate!!

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