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Forsythia

12/10/11

Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Forsythia are the early spring blossoms that can be seen everywhere. The brilliant yellow color lasts for a short while and then the non descript bushes are ignored till the next year. But while they bloom, it’s a treat. The white picket fence and the library complement the bush. It’s spring.

9 responses

  1. Suying

    It’s a reminder of the season.

    December 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

    • Everybody has the bushes. It’s just that the rest of the year the bushes are so nondescript.

      December 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

  2. That’s a nicely composed shot, with an edge. From the not-so-perfect picket fence to the unruly yellow bush against what appears to be a very well cared for home (Or is that the library? It’s cute) 🙂

    December 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    • It was the library. Not a bad contrast. For the rest of the year you’d never see the bushes as any else but an unruly green mess. But in spring, how they do make a picture.

      December 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      • Yes, and i do love yellow 🙂

        December 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      • It was just for you. Central Park in the spring has some wonderful forsythia. By the way, I also did a dim sum post in Imaged Event. And, in the grocery store with the live fresh seafood, it’s quite an array.

        December 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      • Ohhh! Victor – you also love the yellow of Fall. I know it (despite your disappointment of not much red etc this year)! I’ll check out Imaged Event for sure. I went to Flushing last week – reminds me of a suburb in Sydney. It felt so familiar! And I found a great supermarket – Hong Kong Supermarket – and a great bubble tea store (Kung Fu). Definitely going back there again!

        December 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      • Go back in the summer and watch the Dragon Boat races or even bring a team yourself. See my post in the same blog. Flushing was the site of the old (1964-66) World’s Fair and the US Tennis Open. It’s all accessible by the train. Nearby Willet’s Point is gritty. The old junk yards for car parts and such will be gone to urban improvement. See it before it’s gone.

        December 11, 2011 at 7:08 am

      • Thanks Victor – great tips! I think I will go back soon as we loved the supermarket there. It has a nice relaxed vibe – very manageable. There was another supermarket I wanted to check out – Asisi or something like that!

        December 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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