Everyone is talking about the weather.
It doesn’t matter where you live — it’s snowing or icing, and the temps are dangerously low. Everyone is being told to stay indoors.
It’s for our own protection.
Yet in the midst of all this cold, a few bulbs can flourish in just a few inches of water.
In three days, I have watched them go from simple green stems to three visible blooms (and a hint of more to come).
Makes me believe that spring is more than just a groundhog’s shadowy promise.
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Yesterday when Rory and I began our afternoon walk, the sun was shining bright and warmed the air. Ten minutes later, the sky was dark and threatening, and I was freezing.
The biggest problem this presented was in my choice of prescription sunglasses. Once the clouds gathered, it was really too dark to wear them. But if I took them off, I would be blind — literally — depending only on my trusty eighteen-pound guide dog to get us back home.
So I did…just to see what it would be like.
The city was definitely blurry. The colors more muted, too. And while I might have expected the sounds to be louder, instead I felt more isolated. But when people passed, I didn’t have to worry if they were making eye contact with me.
It is New York City, after all.
To give you an idea of what I saw, here is a representative view of a tulip garden I passed.
Posted in Dogs, Humor, Life, Photography, Walking, Weather
Tagged afternoon walk, blurry, Central Park, clouds, Dogs, eye contact, eye sight, guide dog, Humor, legal blindness, life, muted colors, myopic, New York City, photography, prescription sunglasses, spring, squint, tulips, Upper West Side, walking, weather
It’s International Happiness Day!!
March Madness has officially begun!!
And Parks and Recreation got renewed for another season!!
What a great way to welcome Spring!
Posted in Basketball, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, March Madness, Television, Weather
Tagged basketball, college, happy days, International Happiness Day, March Madness, NCAA tournament, Parks and Recreation, series renewal, spring
If you’re looking for the first robins of spring where you live…
They’re all in Central Park.
I noticed a large gathering of robins on the Great Lawn when I was walking Rory this morning. They were spaced out in an almost geometric pattern, standing very still.
It looked much like the start of some sci-fi films, just before the aliens land…or creatures burst through the earth after being buried in pods for centuries.
Perhaps they were exhibiting the bird behavior that mathematician John Nash studied as a student at Princeton, which was dramatized in the movie A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe.
Of course, there is one other reason the birds could have been standing there on the Great Lawn in the early morning —
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Tagged A Beautiful Mind movie, alien invasion, alien pod, animals, bird brain, bird theory, birds, celebrities, Central Park, commentary, creature from the deep, entertainment, Great Lawn, Humor, life, Manhattan, Movies, New York City, philosophy, Princeton University, robins, Russell Crowe, sci-fi movies, science, spring, Travel, walking the dog
From 1992 to 2000, I lived in Kansas City, Missouri. I moved there for a job, not knowing too much about the city or how — or if — I would like it.
I LOVED IT.
I loved the people, the food, the arts community, the food. And that’s also where I adopted Rory Dog.
Like I said — great people.
Kansas City is top of mind today because it’s Fountain Day — the day they turn on all the public fountains in the city. You do know that Kansas City is second only to Rome in the number of fountains?
So, if you get a chance to visit Kansas City, you’re sure to enjoy them. Because as of today, the fountains are on.
It’s spring in Kansas City!
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Tagged arts, city of fountains, food, Fountain Day, fountains, Kansas City, Kansas City Missouri, Rome, spring, Travel, weather
Central Park, New York City
Spring in the air
Spring in my step
— Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
Posted in Life, Photography, Weather, Writing
Tagged blooms, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes, life, photography, spring, spring in my step, spring in the air, trees, weather, writing
Today The Sticky Egg dedicates this space to its mighty alma mater, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the first team to earn a spot in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament!
It’s also the first day of Spring, and I can’t help but notice — everything is coming up blue!
But that’s March Madness for you.
Gotta love it.
Posted in Basketball, College, Green, Humor, Life, March Madness, Sports, Weather
Tagged alma mater, basketball, college, college basketball, green, Humor, life, March Madness, NCAA men's basketball tournament, seasons, Sports, spring, spring fever, Sweet Sixteen, The Sticky Egg, UK, University of Kentucky Wildcats, weather