Different stages of beauty

May 5, 2008

Remember these beauties?

We picked them up at the Greenmarket 2 weeks ago and I shared them with you on Mother’s day – Mother Nature’s Day that is. While they are no longer “alive” per se, they are still beautiful on our coffee table in our candy dish that never holds candy.

This picture was taken with our new Nikon D80 with a 60MM f/2.8D AF Macro Lens. I love how the color of the flowers have changed from a vibrant orange, almost yellow, to a deep orange, almost red. Nature is so amazing. That was my deep thought for the day, if not the week.

Spring is upon us…

May 1, 2008

or so it had seemed last week. This week it’s been cold and rainy in New York so it feels more like fall than spring.

I did get a chance to enjoy a warm day last week though when I took a walk during my lunch break. Imagine my surprise when the week after I bought tulips from Grand Army Plaza, Park Avenue was lined with tulips as far as my eye could see.

I managed to take a few pictures whilst trying to avoid:

  1. looking like a tourist
  2. being run down by my fellow lunch breakers who weren’t as enamored with the flowers as me. Maybe they would have stopped to smell the flowers had they been roses?

Anyway, here are the pictures I took. Don’t you just love natural lighting?

 

On all of this talk about flowers, I have to shout out my hubby’s acknowledgment of the 4 year anniversary of our first date. He sent me beautiful flowers from our favorite florist and wonderful friend, Paul.

In case you were at all curious about our first date, my classy guy took me to Pizzeria Uno. I can’t even link to the actual location on Third Avenue and 11th Street because it has since closed down and is now a new restaurant called The Smith.

Ironically enough, it is owned by one of our favorite places on the UWS. The menus look delicious (well the food on the menus, not the actual physical menu) so maybe we’ll go check it out if only for semi-nostalgic reasons. Okay okay, back to my shout out for J. Notice how most of my posts always end up back to food no matter how non-food related they start out?

Well anyway, thank you for the flowers :)

Another post to say thank you to mother nature on her day

April 22, 2008

This post is dedicated to one of the less obvious reasons why I love the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

Besides the friendly vendors selling bread, produce, fresh eggs, milk, cheese, etc…, there is a wonderful flower vendor that sets up shop year round. In the colder months, there are wreaths and dried flowers available. Starting now until it gets cold again, the vendor sells an amazing variety of fresh cut flowers. They serve to brighten up our home and starting this week, I plan on sharing each bouquet we buy with you all!

I have never bought tulips before but these were too beautiful to pass up. The colors remind me of the inspiration for all of our wedding details. I hope these flowers put a smile on your face like they do mine :o)