Sunday, April 20, 2014

2014 Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue

They are some of the participants in this year's Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. The area along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets was closed to vehicular traffic for this festival.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jade Vine at the New York Botanical Garden

One of my favorite blooms at the New York Botanical Garden's Conservatory is the jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys). The jade vine is indigenous to the Philippines, where its tendrils scramble up tropical rain forest trees in an effort to seek out sunlight.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Early Spring by the Lake in Central Park

relaxing scene by the Lake in Central Park with the San Remo in the background.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

More than 250 big Fabergé eggs, some created by famous artists and designers, are on display all across the five boroughs of the city. You can participate in the hunt by using a free smartphone app that allows you to check in at the egg sculptures you find. Participants will have a chance to win  jewel-encrusted Fabergé egg pendants valued at $30,000 and $48,000. The egg hunt runs for three weeks. All the eggs, which are more than 2 feet tall, will be displayed at Rockefeller Center from April 18 through April 25.