Thursday, April 8, 2010

April Showers



I was walking along Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan recently, on a rainy spring day, and this flower shop made me stop in my tracks, as I knew I had to take a photograph of it.


The cheery line of daffodils dancing in the raindrops was a delight to behold!


People passing by smiled at me as they saw me juggling my umbrella and shopping bags as I snapped photos of the shop.  I think they agreed with me that it was a beautiful scene.


There is just something about a daffodil that makes my heart sing!  Have a happy weekend everyone!



"I have seen the Lady April bringing the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain."
- John Masefield


I'm joining Claudia at the Dipity Road blog today for her "Friday Finding Beauty" event.




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46 comments:

xinex said...

Bright and beautiful daffodils. Love the color!...Christine

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is SO lovely! no wonder you went through so much trouble.
thanks for sharing & thanks for the heads up on Dipity Road too.
: )

Ebie said...

Even with the rain, the yellow daffs brighten up the day!

Beautiful!

Purvail said...

How very pretty. It's so eye catching.. April showers will bring our May flowers.

GardenofDaisies said...

Those sure do brighten up a rainy concrete and glass jungle! :-) Love daffodils!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What could be better than being in NYC and seeing all of those Daffodils???? I can almost see (and feel) that smile on your face, Pat... Great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Claudia said...

Oh Pat,'tis the season for these lovelies and isn't it grand?

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!!!
I love that row of daffs - they really brighten up the shop and that grey wet day!

Well done you for taking such clear and vivid pics whilst juggling your umbrella and shopping bags!! You really are a true artist - seriously - only one with a creative eye could be so determined!

:-)

Nothing says spring is here and summer is just round the corner like a swathe of beautiful daffs.

Brilliant!

thank you!

Take care
x

M.Kate said...

I've yet to plant daffodils...so glad spring is calling ;)

Allie and Pattie said...

Pat, I always loved the flower shops and markets in NY. The colors and gorgeous flowers never failed to brighten my mood
xoxo Pattie

Catherine said...

Nice post Pat! The daffodils are beautiful! I`m still waiting for our spring wildflowers to bloom. Not many flower shops out here, as in none. Love the pictures.

Annalisa said...

Love the daffodils, what a nice post!
annalisa

Melanie said...

Yes so beautiful! Love the rain making the daffs feel even brighter on a dull day. Definitely a pic of Spring.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful sight! I love daffodils, they are so cheerful. What a bright spot on a gray day. Kathy

Southern Lady said...

Daffodils are like little rays of sunshine on a rainy day. I'm glad you stopped to enjoy them and capture them with your camera. So pretty, Pat.

Lorrie said...

Daffodils have always been one of my Spring favorites Pat, and I'm delighted to see them blooming in Lower Manhattan in spot where you wouldn't expect to be seeing flowers. It is a beautiful scene, and that shop owner has surely brightened the day of many, many people with that display.

My name is PJ. said...

Don't they look just like shots of sunshine?! Gorgeous!!!!

Marilyn said...

It is absolutely beautiful.....
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn

aliceinparis said...

I am so glad you stopped!!!!
Those daffs are gorgeous, so bright and cheery on a dull drizzly day:)
I will be there in 6 weeks! Looking forward to seeing you:)

diane said...

That sounds so exotic to me on the other side of the world......."walking in the rain in Manhattan". The flower shop is beautiful and your shots look like they are from a movie.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Pat~ came by to catch up!
LOVE that flower shop too! XOXO :)

steviewren said...

The warm golden glow from the shop window adds to the glow of the flowers to make this photo shine with light. The sight would cheer up any gray rainy day.

Tracy said...

" A host of golden daffodils..." This is a splendid, cheerful scene, Pat! Daffodils...can't help but SMILE big when seeing them, especially so many gathered all together. What a lovely shop... That would be me--juggling everything to take a photo--it's all about the photos! LOL! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead, my friend. Oh, if you get a chance to stop by during the weekend, do... I have some very fun news! :o) ((HUGS))

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'm with you on the daffodils. They are so cheery.

Lucy said...

How I miss regular seasons! The people who are real natives to living in the Sonoran Desert here never feel like that. But growing up in Idaho and Utah with real seasons and daffodils and all those spring flowers.......I miss it.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How gorgeous. I'm so glad you happened by with your camera.
Sam

Marg said...

April Showers, great title. My post is still in edit with the same title.
Funny how we all have a different perspective on April showers.
I love those daffodils. Beautiful.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Nothing says spring quite like bright yellow daffodils. I would have like to have seen a photo of YOU taking a photo of the daffs in the rain!

Sara said...

What a cheerful flower shop! It is so pretty - and it looks so inviting...

Dishesdone said...

They are very cheerful! What a pretty sight to see walking through the city!

Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

Pretty! We need the umbrellas today too! Lots of folks here are still pumping out from last week, and this doesn't help..
I think the April Showers will bring May Mosquitoes..that's what they are saying here..so much standing water!
Have a great weekend, Pat!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Bright & beautiful...and so timely. It is daffodil month here in BC...but April 9th is Daffodil Day in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. So we are seeing daffodils everywhere these days. Lovely flowershop!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I would have juggled my umbrella and shopping packages too for this beauty. These photos are outstanding. What a sight to see on a rainy Spring day. Thank you for sharing this scene with us.

Jeanne said...

Hello Pat, you are right, this is a beautiful photo op. It just makes me smile. We have lots of daffodils here in the mountains. They seem to grow wild. My grandmother loved them and I have a pitcher with daffodils on it that belonged to her. It once had a bowl too but it probably was broken. Without bathrooms they got a lot of use back in the day.
I am picturing you getting that photo, just like any blogger worth her salt would do. LOL.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Sharyn Sowell said...

How pretty! And how different than my rural home. I am heading your direction for a trade show next month, hurrah! Wish I could meet you in person. Too bad I have to work the whole time I'm there as I am certain you are as pleasant in person as you are in blogland. Thanks for commenting and including the tip about the tea. Very sweet of you!

RNSANE said...

Those brilliant daffodils make the whole world look like sunshine.

Elisa Day said...

I love daffodils. I have some on my balcony.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Yes! this is so lovely.

Not only did you take the time to make this memorable for yourself-- but i can imagine when others saw you taking the picture -- for a moment they thought to themselves "yes... these are beautiful."

You helped yourself AND others have a brighter day. Thanks to yummy yellow flowers :)

Thanks so much for joining with us at FFB :)

Claudia

Theresa Milstein said...

I love this time of year. All around me, trees are flowering. Flower shops are lovely because they're in bloom all year.

Ms.Daisy said...

Oh, you are soooo lucky to live in New York! I love to visit NYC (I'm not THAT far away but don't get up there too often!) You KNOW I love daffodils and I do love your pictures of these in front of that delightful shop! Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi!"

Sue said...

that is one of my favorite things about New York...all the flowers..daughter lived across the street from a Bodega that always had the most beautiful flowers lined up on the curb...I would always buy her bunches and bunches when ever I visited...I miss that..
She just called as they were leaving the Auto Show...they stayed until they got thrown out...

nanny said...

I love daffodils too....just happy flowers! Beautiful shots!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Daffodils are the mascot flowers for our city. They are everywhere here! Such a cheerful flower.

Thanks so very much for my sweet birthday wish! I had a lovely one!

Laura in Paris said...

The other day I was telling myselft I did not like yellow flowers .. all the flowers I usuallt plant on my deck are purple, or blue, or pink .. then a freind said yellow flowers are the first ones to announce spring and warmer days, like the ones in your shots, that are all over the fields in the Sarthe where I have spent the weekend. She's right, yellow is fun!

Annesphamily said...

What a picture! I love daffodils!~ They keep reproducing year after year! I love them so much! The rain is lovely with the flowers! They go hand in hand! Hugs from Anne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh my! Another great photo op! You are so good at finding these unique and beautiful opportunities to take photos. Love it! laurie