Spring has sprung in New York City! I took these pictures at Madison Square Park on Madison Avenue and 23rd Street this week. Beautiful yellow and red tulips are in bloom, and trees are starting to fill up with green leaves. There is a very popular lunch spot in the park by a burger stand called Shake Shack, which must have the most delicious burgers in New York, since the line in front of it is usually a mile long, as you can see in the photo. As I was taking the picture, a young woman in a long pleated skirt and red purse went by, and I like the way her shadow coordinates with the shadows of the trees and lamp. Her red purse even matches the tulips! Such harmony in the city.
I'm contributing my photos to three wonderful sites: Walk in New York at http://walkinnewyork.blogspot.com/ (weekly challenge, street scene); Pixel Dust Photo Art at http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/ (prompt, path or road); and Floral Friday Fotos at http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/ (flowers, showcased weekly).
Lastly, I'm so excited to have just learned how to write haiku! Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry, which must contain only 3 lines, with 5, 7, 5 syllables each. There is no title or punctuation. Something about nature must be mentioned in a haiku, but without any judgement or interpretation. It's up to the reader's imagination to find whatever meaning they see into it. I learned this on a fabulous poetic website, Metaphors and Smiles at http://wordrustling.wordpress.com/. So here is my first haiku, inspired by these photos. Enjoy the tulips, perhaps an imaginary NY burger, and the haiku!
barefoot in the park
yellow tulips beside fence
winding path ahead