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First Day of Spring

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Here it is the first day of Spring with snow still remaining from the last snow storm. But last week we went to the Philadelphia Flower Show and had a preview of spring with the theme Holland: Flowering the World and saw thousands of tulips as well as other beautiful flowers.

Here are some photos taken by my husband, his daughter and me. The flowers were beautiful harbingers of Spring!

 

This was the lower entrance of the flower show with a bridge constructed above it and a welcome sign (in Dutch) nearby and a bridge with bicycles above these flowers:

 

                             Prize winning flowers that looked like double trumpets.

Blue-dyed tulips that looked undyed.

 

<<<<<<Buckets of tulips!

One of the many very large displays that incorporated tulips and bicycles or parts of bicycles. Tulips & bicycles are two recognized items in Holland.

Each year several schools in the Philadelphia area create exhibits or paintings. Lincoln High School did a wonderful exhibit combining quotes by Anne Frank, who lived in Holland, a reproduction of the secret rooms she and her family hid in during WWII, and beautiful flowers in front of the rooms. Several of Anne’s quotes were about Nature. Sensitively and beautifully done. Below this quote were comments by people who connected to the sensitive display.

Of course, no display about Holland would be complete without windmills, a significant symbol of this tiny country. Here is only one of many on display as part of the flower show:

And here is one last photo of tulips taken by my husband’s daughter. The colors at the show were incredible! It certainly gave us a beautiful preview of Spring!

P.S. This posting can be found on my Home Page and also under Photo Gallery, from the list of categories  on the left hand side of the Home Page.

Pictures of the March

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

The NY Times has posted photos from all over the world where the Women’s March took place the day after the inauguration. Here is the link. If one picture is worth 1,000 words, all these photos are worth millions of words. I feel gratified that so many people came out to voice their opinions in (an almost) peaceful way. (Thanx to Honey for sending me the link.) I was there in spirit with my daughters and lit several candles to pray for peace at all the demonstrations. I am amazed by the turnout!  (The photo will bleed over into the right hand margin, because it can be best appreciated in a large format.)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/21/world/womens-march-pictures.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

This is the first photo that shows up in the article (Washington, DC) , but there are several more  from all over the globe, so scroll down to view all the photos. I even saw one from my place of birth: Trenton, NJ. What a day to remember!!!

Lee,Chang W. – from camera serial number NYTCREDIT: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

 

P.S. I perfect example of women making a difference is the new movie, Hidden Figures, about three (colored*) women in 1961 who worked at NASA at theluanching of the first man in space. (*Colored was the term used then, as in Colored Ladies Room, which is an important part of the true story.) In this movie, based on the lives of three young workers at NASA, we see how the women stand up for one another and themselves and prove they are making important contributions at a critical time in the new space program at NASA. One is a former child prodigy now math whiz, the second is an engineer, and the third is a programmer on one of the first IBM computers that took up an entire room. They are role models for all women, and especially for young African-American women, because they broke the glass ceiling when it was so thick you needed a jack hammer to break it. Don’t miss it! We went late Sat. aafternoon when my mind was still on my daughters’ participation in the march.  Perfect timing for such a movie!

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