Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pink Saturday: NYC Blooms Pink

Happy Pink Saturday! Beverly has a round up of all the bloggers participating, so go check out more Saturday pinkness.

In April 2008 I visited New York City for the first time for a very short weekend business trip. My colleague and I arrived early on Friday so that we could squeeze in a few hours of sightseeing, and walking down 5th Avenue to make our lunch reservation at Gramercy Tavern (absolutely delicious, can't WAIT to go there again), we stumbled upon Madison Square Park just across the street from the Flatiron Building. And we found these lovely trees in bloom:

Huge branches of light pink blossoms were hanging right over the sidewalk, so we both had to stop and take pictures.
This picture doesn't show it, but the sunlight coming through the branches was SO beautiful...I had one of those moments when I am so full of whatever beautiful thing I'm looking at and so happy to be alive.

Just around the corner from Gramercy Tavern we wandered into this florist shop. They had so many interesting and gorgeous flowers and, to their credit, they had their bases covered with some amazing pink blooms.
A peony, maybe?

Are these ranunculus? Whatever they are, they are gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!


~*~Patty Szymkowiczw said...

Glorious Pinks Pictures, dreamy closeups as well! The last two photos are indeed peonies, so pretty with raindrops on them!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~ and Happy Springtime too!

someplace in thyme said...

those look like they are peonies and are beautiful. I can see why they made you so happy to be alive, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Virginia said...

So much pretty pink……
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Enjoy the beauty around you,

RobinfromCA said...

Just beautiful! Makes me wish I could walk under that tree - or maybe sit under it and read a book.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Your photos are just wonderful. I do love the city. Pink doesn't come to mind with NYC, but you found the best. Happy Pink Saturday!

Donnamo said...

The light pinks are peonies....which I have tried unsuccesfully to grow because my Daddy had them at home.

There is this great plant company in Greenwood, called Park Seed, Co. they probably have the ?raniculas in there catalog which they will send you on request. LOL.

I love the pictures of NYC....isn't Central Park Great?
I haven't been to Gramercy or Tavern on the Green...but they are onmy Bucket List.

Susie Jefferson said...

I love that pale pink (peony?) with the droplets of water on it - what a glorious picture. Did you take it, and if so, may I please save a copy for myself? All your pinks are lovely this week (Spring has really sprung, hasn't it) Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

That is definitely a peony - Nothing prettier than NYC in the Spring! Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabby said...

I love the new profile pick with your hubby. You two look positively giddy!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Kimberly,
My goodness, what gorgeous blooms! Thanks for sharing and a belated Happy Pink Saturday.


Deanna said...

What dreamy photos. How lucky that you were able to see things of beauty in such a fast paced city!

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Deanna :D