Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Springtime in New York: Here Comes the Sun

March and April are tough for New Yorkers. The calendar tells us it’s spring, but the wool scratching our necks and the grey tint of the sky indicate otherwise. As if winter wasn’t harsh enough, we end up in a state of limbo where we begin to wonder if it will ever end.

There are days when it feels like we’ll never squint into the sun again and we’ll be relegated to fur-lined boots until the end of time.

We begin dreaming of ice cream dripping down the sides of sugar cones. Of open-toed shoes and picnic blankets spread across park lawns.

And most of all, we dream of taking off our heavy coats and packing them far, far away.

And then one day, as if out of nowhere, we can. 

The trees begin showing signs of life.

And people begin filing out of their houses to spend a quiet Sunday in the warmth of the sun.

Restaurants begin setting tables for patio service.

And the city shifts from black and white to technicolor. It finally feels like spring in New York, and I feel like Dorothy waking up in Oz. 

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Ann Nichols
    This was just such a lovely and delightful photo montage of a blooming NYC! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessing for a wonderful NYC Spring!
  • Caroline
    Beautiful – I needed that.
  • ag.
    Patio service and fresh tulips…aah, spring! I can’t wait! Lovely, lovely post!
  • Jennifurla
    this was a nice post, felt like I was right there.
  • Andrea B.
    I love Spring flowers!! Can’t wait for the Spring awakening to arrive in Ontario!
  • stephanie [the merry way]
    Beautiful photos – I hope it warms up soon for you!
  • baking.serendipity
    Your pictures are gorgeous! I love spring :)
  • jackie fo
    Gorgeous flowers…one of my favorite things about New York, you can pick up fresh flowers on every corner…
  • Ali
    Wow. I would love to meet that woman playing the harp and know more about her story.