Hello there Steemians!
It's true! I get kinda obsessed about the weather this time of year! So I feel particularly excited to tell you that yesterday and the day before we were treated to not one but two 70 degree days in a row here in New York City! Okay those of you who live in warmer climes might be saying - hey what's the big deal! But those of you who live in areas with long cold winters certainly know that springtime is definitely something to shout out about! So it was no surprise when we left the apartment that we were met with a wild crush. It seemed as if everyone was outside for the happy reprieve from the cold and the warmth and sunshine I'm pretty certain made everyone feel like I do - that we all hit the jackpot, it's just that marvelous!
I walked around Central Park at 81st street which leads to one of my favorite areas within the park - it's chock-full of sights! I was with my cousin who is a television presenter and then my husband caught up with us for the tail end of our lovely sojourn. We went to the Shakespeare garden which has an amazing view of one of Central Park's finest apartment buildings called The Beresford - it looks a bit like a castle itself - and lots of blooming spring flowers! It is situated behind the Shakespeare theater near Belvedere Castle. Yup, there's a real castle in Central Park! No one lives in it though - it was however designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux who designed Central Park. It was built in 1919 as a folly, but it's also been the Central Park weather station and overlooks Turtle pond, (yes, there are real turtles in NYC) and The Great Lawn where many people sunbath or play baseball, I used to do both. Now I just wander around taking pictures always amazed at how Central Park is this great nature resource for the city.
We walked up to my neighborhood and the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, because it famously boasts cherry trees that blossom in April. The reservoir is where I normally run, it was renamed for her in honor of all the work she did to change Central Park from the rather dumpy place it was in the 70's and 80's into the beauty it is today and because she used to run there herself. In fact, I often saw her decked out in her signature oversized sunglasses and slacks which, as a kid, struck me as a very elegant way to exercise. The track is 1.5 miles around and it has some lovely views of the city around it which I've posted her on Steemit quite often. That's because it never gets dull for me and I hope the same goes for you! Every season offers a new type of beauty and now that it's spring the pink Yoshino Cherry blossoms are in full swing - it is ON!
So without further - Spring Has Sprung in Central Park, NYC
And finally! A shot of me! Worshipping the Sun and the arrival of Spring!
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