Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring Mofos!

A little while back I showed you some pics of my favorite place in Inwood, the Heather Garden in Ft. Tryon Park. Let's check back in with it shall we?

This was on Easter weekend:

Same shot now:

Pretty cool huh?

If you recall, the daffodils and forsythias were just about to bloom. Well they've arrived.

The Daffodils put me in mind of the Wordsworth poem

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;

... I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For, oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

The forsythias are less eloquent though.

Everytime I look at them I feel like they're saying "Spring, mofo's!" (although in my head they are a bit more PG-13)

Spring! BAM! In your face!

Makes me wonder what Wordsworth would've sounded like if he was a slam poet.