Spring is here!

March 20, 2008

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils

— William Wordsworth

The trees are still bare, the grass is still brown, but the winter is officially over and the signs of spring have appeared. These, the year’s first blossoms, appeared “all at once,” bursting out of the cold, hard earth of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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Tree peony bud

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Tree peony buds

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Snowdrops

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Daffodil

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Daffodils

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Drift of crocuses

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Crocuses

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Crocus

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Small yellow flowers

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Blossom breaking through the winter cover

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Vinca

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Violet

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Iris

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Camellia

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Camellia

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Camellia bud

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Empty benches and bare branches

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Soon, these limbs will be covered with flowers

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Ducks swimming in the spring sunshine

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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