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Since dumping Photobucket to become a member of the Flickrati my photostream has evolved into a visual diary. It's fun to keep track of my movements that way and it seems I'm not yet ready for gathering moss. Even though it has been a very late spring here I think April In New York still proved to the best visual month.

Not every photo in this diary is a fresh cut flower.  I like to rummage through previous Aprils, proof positive that this it the latest spring in a long time. And I also like to dig up a few old gems. Does anyone remember this guy?

Here’s to Old Friends

But more than a hundred of these snaps are brand new and posted to my Flickr account the day of or the day after taking the picture. I'm following doctor's orders, daily walks on soft ground. I found some of that in the parks, arboretums and botanical gardens. It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it.

Below you can view my April in chronological order. If you want to know the time, subject or camera used, just click on the snapshot for an explanation.  

Springtime Blues

North Side Loveable Losers Fans

The Man Who Has It All

Going Out of Business Sale

Floating Phalaenopsis

Path to the Boating Lake

Tibbetts Brook

Spring Runoff

Octagon and Swan

Yellow Smiles

A Big Fan

From Under a Palm Tree

Happy Hellebore

On The Forest Floor

Netted Iris

Saffron Surprise

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay


The Loss of an Old Friend

Happy Bench Monday

Korean Rhododendrons

Bottle Brush

Well, it's about time.

Scenes from a Swamp

A Brook in the Forest

Northeastern Wetlands

Tallman Mountain State Park

Late Afternoon - Tenth Avenue

Hell's Kitchen

Dinner With Friends

Times Square at Dusk

I'll have a Broadway Danny Rose

Late Night at the Food Cart

A Moth in the Sun


Trumpeters on a Hillside

An Alpine View

At the Edge of the Forest

Stellata Beauty

Magnolia Rocket

A Trout in the Forest

First Buttercup of Spring

MINI Cooper

Bench, Cottage and Cornus Mas

My Old Car

All in a Row


A Chorus Line

Take me to the Bronx River

Spring Fling

The Heather Garden

If these walls could talk...

Key West Contemporary

At the End of the Day

Tubular Glass Afternoon

Sunshine Moths

Shadow Moth

Passion Play

Light of Day

Form and Color

Last Call

Mellow Yellow

Keeping It Real

Phaius Tankervilleae

Phaius Tankervilleae

Speedboat Driver

Ancient Chinese Secret


Season's Greetings

Side View

Side View


Pretty in Pink


Pasque Flower

Easter in the Alpine

Pasque Flowers

Dancing in the Dark

Heart and Lungs

Purple Waterfalls

In the Fading Light

Beautiful Trumpets

Daffodil Hill at the NYBG

Daffodils on a Hillside

Invasion Under the Pines

Big Green and Little Pink


Speckled Beauty

Vanda Blue

Daffodil Way in the NYBG

Here Comes the Green

Daffodil Valley in the NYBG

Late Afternoon - End of the Line

New York State of Mind

Long Shadows on the Sundeck

Cherry Blossoms - Setting Sun

The View from the Top

The Coffee is on Erika

Like a Peeping Tom

Contemplation at the End of the Line

Blue Sky Day Triptych

Cherries Jubilee

A Walk in the Park

Apple Blossoms Coming

Three Plus Three

The Vanderbuilt Gate

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Italianate Garden Triptych

Italianate Garden Triptych

Italianate Garden Triptych

Originally posted to Eddie C on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 04:17 PM PDT.

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