Monday, May 14, 2012
April on Corning's Northside
~ Oliver Wendall Holmes
Yes, it's May and posting about April makes me seem a month behind. However, these photos are so representative of the colorful side of April that I had to get them up here. They were taken while walking on Corning's Northside (all parts of Corning north of the Chemung River.) Each photo can be enlarged simply by clicking on it.
Standing at the corner of Pulteney and Dodge Streets. Bonady Garden Apartments on the left.
Such a small house with red front door and window frames.
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
~ Thomas Carlyle
Standing at another Northside Street corner, don't remember exactly where.
The beginning of yard sale season.
It's only after I've taken a photo and see it enlarged on my computer that I can remember and appreciate what first drew me to the scene. In this case I loved the blend of colors--the house, the tree, the tulips, the bricks and, finally, the splash of yellow from the hose.
Very few people hang clothes outside anymore, yet it was an ideal day for it--sunny, windy, lovely.
Green and white and a thought of colors to come...
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head
And whispered to her neighbor:
‘Winter is dead.’
- A.A. Milne, When We Were Young