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Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Summer

Tulips
Photo by myself in Bryant Park, at 41st Street and 5th Avenue.

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Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! Summer has begun.

Mark and I had our pick of a couple barbecues to attend today but we opted at the last minute to have one of own.

There was a last minute run to Fairway, a large supermarket in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for supplies. There was a run to the hardware store and flower market too, which had annuals spread out on the sidewalk. Begonias, petunias, pansies and geraniums were among the flowers there.

Most people in New York don't have backyards, but there are options.

You need a permit to barbecue in Central Park, in Manhattan, but you can certainly picnic. There are areas for barbecueing in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and some of the other State Parks.

Mark and I are lucky enough to have a small balcony for a charcoal grill. There were hot dogs, cheeseburgers, potato salad and lots of beer. After some good chit chat outside, there was an attempt at video racing games (yes, we drank and we drove).

A good time was had by all. Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Related posts: Meat, The Mother of All Supermarkets and How You Can Have What You Crave When You Want It.

13 comments:

Carolyn said...

Pretty! Love that pink color!

Carolyn

Kitty said...

thanks Carolyn!
You're up early. It's a very intense pink, isn't it? Vibrant.

Olivier said...

on dirait une peinture ces tulipes.
J'ai jamais vu le Bryant Park avec un champs de tulipes, cela doit être magnifique

it looks like a painting these tulips.
I have never seen the Bryant Park with a tulip fields, it must be beautiful

Tammy said...

Those are gorgeous tulips! I have red ones in my garden, but now I want to get some pink ones.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

I love tulips, they're so pretty. I think the pink ones are even prettier than roses, to be honest. Lovely shot. As ever!
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Dana said...

beautiful pic! thanks for adding the link to the grocey store.. don't know why but i really enjoyed looking at it!
Dana

Karoliina Urso said...

Just beautiful. My favorite flower.

Spandrel Studios said...

The tulips are gorgeous! Great shot, Kitty!

So, I'm dying to know... What delicacies did Fairway have to inspire your barbeque?

For ours, we went with classic burgers/dogs coleslaw, pasta salad, and other assorted treats. (With a side of TUMS!)

jesslovesnyc said...

Wow your BBQ sounded delish!! Can't wait for my first BBQ this summer...:)

Reluctant Blogger said...

What beautiful flowers.

Rather galling though to hear you talk about summer and see photos where the sun is clearly shining.

It's been horrible here for days. Cold, rainy, grey and my children have a week off school. I have no idea what to do with them??

CHEWY said...

Pretty in Pink! Awesome blooms.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Very nice photo! Beautiful tulips!

Kitty said...

I dunno how I missed all these comments, but thanks, everyone. It's been busy.

The tulips were in one corner of Bryant Park, not the whole green, which is still a big swath of grass. If it were a sea of tulips though, it'd be quite striking.