Okay. Perhaps I seemed a bit overly confident with yesterday’s posting, Signs of Spring 2022 in South Buffalo. And, just maybe, I tempted fate by whimsically suggesting that even the verdant meadow was whispering, “Yes, spring is here.” [I sincerely apologize for twice saying something that corny.] Worse of all, it now appears rather unwise to have gently dissed the Buffalo News’ use of the cliche “pretty in pink” (when referencing the cherry blossoms at the Delaware Park Japanese Gardens) by ending my April 26th post with the phrase: “Wonderful in white.”
I/We paid for all of my April 26th lapses with the wintry reprise that greeted us this morning. The verdant meadow wasn’t quite as green:
And the golden bush lost – at least, temporarily – much of its sparkle:
Nonetheless, I still think that Cazenovia Park looks wonderful in white:
And, I’m fairly confident that spring (or, as the Italians say, La Primavera) will ultimately prevail in this annual battle of the seasons.
With All Due Respect,
P.S. When I posted my April 26th photos, I hadn’t yet visited the Japanese Gardens adjacent to Buffalo’s History Museum. I made a brief visit to see the cherry blossoms (post-Monday’s substantial rains) yesterday evening on my way to my beginners Italian language class at Centro Culturale di Buffalo (at the corner of Delaware and Hertel avenues). My biggest takeaway was a sense of disappointment – not with the blossoms on display – but with the apparent behavior of many members of my own species. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy should not have to plant dozens of the following signs throughout the garden: