I didn’t forget…

April 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

The city is abuzz today with preparations for Spring, especially since it is both Passover and Easter this weekend.  And this time of year, no matter how mocked and parodied Brooklyn may be, its Springtime Show is especially beautiful. It is almost as if this little part of the city is flirting with you…

I just love the combination of pink cherry blossoms and the acid green leaves of the taller trees. It always reminds me of the NYCB sets of George Ballanchine’s* “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, one of the prettiest ballets you’ll ever see.

A shot of some greenery and our nearby church down the avenue. True, we aren’t really parishioners, but I do love hearing the bells chime during the day — especially at vespers. It reminds me to stop and take a moment.

Our neighbors love all holidays and decorate the tree outside their house for every one you could think of. (Seriously. Every one.) For over ten years, this has been one of my favorite things about our block…these folks have a lot of heart.

Sadly, Mr. H and I aren’t really able to decorate for the season (which usually consists of the appropriate festive flowers) on account of this:

Yes. That facade work from my little post in September is ongoing…

But I am sure it will be done soon. Yup. Very soon. I am sure of it.

In the meantime, I do have one way to celebrate Easter. You see, I recently found myself with a Nephew and this is his first one. So I will be giving him what I hope will be a fun and useful Easter “Basket”:

In addition to an awfully plush bunny (my Grandmother gave me at least one Bunny Themed item in my Easter basket each year), I’ve included a wee beach towel to go along with Nephew’s personalized beach tote for future trips to our place by the beach. And though he may be too little for sweets, he is most certainly old enough for the Mini Orchestra music set that rounds out the trio. And I am not too old to enjoy sticking it to my Little Brother just a bit with the Gift of Noise. 😉

Other plans for my secular celebration of the holiday will probably include a mani-pedi in this very happy shade of pink:

And hopefully someone will have some peeps on hand for my sugary enjoyment. I do love peeps. But only at this time of year. (Other holiday peeps don’t seem right to me.) So far, none have been forthcoming, but there is still one more day…

Enjoy whatever holiday you may be celebrating, including the one called “The Weekend”.

xx

*I really need to do a ballet post. I have no idea why I haven’t, but I will. In the meantime, if you are new to it, anything by Balanchine or Jerome Robbins will be fabulous. Here are some links to get you started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Balanchine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Robbins

http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/jerome-robbins-dance-division

And I highly recommend Somewhere, a biography of Mr. Robbins and Nureyev: The Life if you find yourself getting hooked. There are many, many others, but these are both riveting.

(Photos: Some Cozy Night)

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