Officially, the first day of spring is March 20. I don’t know about you, but a spring that involves snow in the air, wind chills and below freezing temps is no spring to me.
Spring means blossoms. The kind that look like Malcolm Gladwell tree wigs.
Earthly blooms, bursting with color and pollen.
Long walks outside with shoes that don’t cover my ankles.
The absence of hot chocolate.
Skirts with no tights.
These things rightfully don’t happen in March. Unless there’s a freak warm weather system that gets Chad Myers’ underpants in a twist.
But April. We expect more of you.
Prolonged warm spells, not just pockets of heat.
I’m not offended by a pocket though. The weekend, for instance. Sandwich it between workweeks and the weekend is thrilling. Exhilarating. Titillating? All of those at once.
Imagine this: if every day were a weekend day, where would be the joy in approaching a weekend? Which may be a sensation even better than the weekend itself.
The weekend. Pocket of joy.
Warm April weather. Pocket of joy.
Maybe it’s been a result of our exceptionally long winter, but this year, warm weather celebration has been off-the-charts. Men in short shorts flocking to the High-Line, ladies in sundresses, Meatpacking frenzy. Here, the calm before the storm…
The storm was worth weathering though; we had plans. Summery, coat-shedding plans. Our destination, our friends’ rooftop deck near the New Whitney. The land of promise, sunsets, and tree-topping city views. The kind of place where the kids run wild while you drink champagne and eat good food, toasting how damn lucky you are to be here, in this moment, with these friends, doing just this.
We’re out of the pocket again. Back to the land of gloves and scarves. OK maybe that was last week, but I’m still feeling bitter. It’s been a spring season in reverse. A season that spurred my five-year-old to request a coat made from polar bear fur. I wouldn’t mind one either. Just for the next few weeks until the spring blooms no longer look out of place. The shoes no longer cover my ankles. And we’re back up on that roof again, eating fried chicken and appreciating the greatness of life.
Maybe we snuck in a little bit of that life greatness thing last weekend.
Our hypothesis was correct. We need more of this.
Have a great week everyone…
Your photographs are always so stunning. That produce looks amazing and I want to go eat on that rooftop!
Thank you so much Erika!
Love the new blog design and these pictures! You should have come to SF for spring and warm weather and old friend! Missed you at the reunion!
Thank you so much Aylin! And I know, we tried our best to make it but it was sandwiched right in the middle of back to back travel weeks for both of us and we’re so slammed! We definitely want to get out there again soon though, we miss you guys!
Beautiful photos and you are as always so descriptive in you commentary! Love it!
Beautiful photos and all that veg and fruit too brilliant
Have a tanfastic week 🙂
YOur photos are so amazing! Can I ask what camera are you using? Spring is here in our part of the world as well! Such a lovely season!
Thank you so much Merlinda! I usually shoot with a Canon 6D but my shameful admission is that this post wasn’t a real shoot – more on-the-fly kind of stuff, so with the exception of the fruit & veg images at the very top, it was all shot with my iPhone. I always post-edit the photos though (sharpening, etc.) Hope that helps!
As always you bring us visual delights – and with them, words so bright they themselves are spring! YAM xx
Thank you lady! You’re too kind xx
Beautiful photos. The yellow and green houses with the tree in front is my favorite. Shared it on Pintrest.
Thank you so much!
Wow! Such stunning photos. A feast for the eyes.
Beautiful pictures and beautiful looking food. NYC looks like a lovely place. Thanks for sharing and I do need to visit.
Gorgeous photos! The fruit salad plate looks amazing! Thanks for linking up! x
Your pictures are gorgeous as always! But where are your blueberries? We have a 13 acre blueberry farm! lol
Your photos are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.
So many bright and colourful foods! Thanks for sharing over at Toronto Teacher Mom!
I don’t mind seeing pictures of the big city, but I’ll take my desert over the city. Would love to travel to that lake, though.
Love your pictures!!!
Thank you so much Gaby!
Nice! Hope it brings some extra sales – if I thought I could get away with bringing more books into the home I'd pick up a few (from lulu) right now. Eslecialpy the Zweig. Just finished one of his last night and could easily do some more already…
You need a book deal for all of these photos. Fan-f$%-ing-tastic. I cannot believe how gorgeous these are. Teach me. please! I am the WORST photographer, ever.
Thank you Nancy! You’re too sweet…I was at one time the worst photographer but realized quickly that i needed to up my game to be heard in this visual food world 😉
Wow, beautiful photos.
Wow what fabulous photos, I love them all, its so nice to see places through bloggers eyes.
Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl to share your blog, I appreciate the time!
I hope that you have a great day!
Just beautiful. You have such a talent for food photography (something I’m trying to improve upon.)
Gorgeous pictures! I’m with you. . . .. it wasn’t actually “Spring” here until a couple weeks ago, then it snowed again. Luckily it’s been near 80s this week. 🙂 Is that one thing in the pic a Watermelon radish? Love those things! I need to buy a star fruit soon, too. Happy Spring. Maybe it’ll stick around this time!
Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
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Nice urban shots! We love all those things about spring and warmer weather, too 🙂
Jessica, Fabulous photo essay! Not living in a huge city such as you, do all the apartment building have roof tops like this? It makes sense, since y’all don’t have yards. This is an excellent idea to give the tenants a place to enjoy with their families & friends. Living in a not-so heavily populated area where there may be more houses than apartments, then I sorta take this for granted and I shouldn’t. I love having my own private space, so-to-speak and would be lost without it. It’s all a matter of what you get use to, though. Oh well, I loved reading your springspring post. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Thank you so much Cathy!
Christa, yo#8&u217;ve given words to the thoughts and experiences of my own journey as a watercolor artist. How enlightening to see such common ground among the different creative expressions – thank you for sharing.
Those photos! Love, love, love… You’ve really captured the promise and beauty of spring. Thanks for the lovely post.
The trees are almost fully out here in the south, so it’s hard to comprehend that you’re still waiting for all the spring greens!
But it will come. And you certainly do manage to get your colors in your food!
I’ve never dined on a rooftop. Looks simply delightful…..
Here’s to flip flops soon!
Yum! All those fruits and veggies are making me drool. I love all of the bright colors.
Your pictures are amazing…. the fruit – wow!
Amazing pictures as always!!! Am going to NYC with my girls during the summer… so this makes me count the days even more!
Enjoy your trip!