Spring’s arrival in New York City was a bit late this year – it snowed on the first day of Spring – so I was hoping that it would also be late to leave.
Alas, it was not late to leave, it was early. The first “official” day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is June 21st, but Spring has already left and with it has gone the Cherry Blossoms and the tulips that brightened every block of the city streets.
The changing of seasons happens so quickly. One day it was snowy and grey and rainy, the next day the sun was shinning, people were smiling, florals of every kind made themselves known and brightly colored produce made their way to the streets.
We’ve come back to New York City after a three week road trip in the West of the US. I was hoping that the tulips would still be around, and the cherry blossoms would still give me allergies. Sadly, they are gone and I can breathe normally again. You can still find them in the right parks, but for the most part they have departed.
I will forever regret not taking the time to get the perfect #fromwhereistand picture with the tulips. I was too busy worrying about what real New Yorkers, who didn’t seem to care two cents about Spring, would think.