Monday, April 23, 2012

The fallen


Sayonara, cherry blossoms. In wet, cold weather I walked, almost alone, across the pink carpet late on Sunday, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.


A woman in a red jacket walked ahead of me. When she turned around, alone under her umbrella, she was smiling.


Petals collected in drifts and sluiced into gutters, to float beneath the streets of Brooklyn, and out to sea.


Perhaps they collect in that famous and growing flotilla of ocean trash that sits somewhere, far from our eyes, and turn it, briefly,  pink.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful and sad. Thank you for posting such stunning pictures.

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  2. Gorgeous pics, mixed emotions... sad realities.

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  3. I'd like to see some of these photos on a calendar. They are so beautiful. Thank you Marie.

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  4. thank you so much for the beautiful photos. you should enter them in a contest!

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  5. I want to roll in those perfect pink petals!

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  6. What an incredible sight! Love the pictures.

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  7. That's quite a sight. I wonder if those petals do end up colouring the sea soup slurry?

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  8. Just too beautiful. Thank goodness for seasons. To know it will (hopefully, climate change willing) be there next year makes it less heart-breaking.

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  9. How could you not smile? Perhaps with a tear or two, too.

    Such lovely photos.

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  10. Ooh wow. That picture needs a bride, or a fashion shoot, or something. Gorgeous!

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  11. A beautiful sequence - wish I had not missed that.

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  12. Just WOW! It is so perfect, it almost looks like a set for a wedding or some event.

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