Tuesday, 23 August 2011

NYC In Bloom...








I was on a hunt for flowers during my trip to NYC... And I wasn't disappointed... The flower markets are abundant with the most extraordinary array of flowers you will find anywhere - and if you get there early enough in the morning then you're sure to catch the best of the bunch... A little bit of jet lag and total time confusion meant that I was at the market super early this time - I wondered why there were so few people out on the New York streets when I made my way by subway up to the 28th Street market... Thinking that 6.30am was actually 8.30am will do that to a girl! But the early bird approach was worth it - as I came home with bucket loads of the most beautiful hydrangeas and lilacs - amongst others... You'll see a lot of hydrangeas in NYC - and in Newport too - they are delightful in pinks, purples and a colourful fusion... My NYC friends laugh at my fascination with this wonderful bloom - as they are so abundant over there, they're considered a bit of a weed! But nonetheless, I was overjoyed at every sighting...

6 comments:

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

I love all the wonderful shades that the hydrangeas some in. The pinks and greens of the flower market are breathtaking.

Hope you get a chance to visit me at my blog too...

ciao

Shannon Fricke said...

Hi Fabiana,
Thanks for the comments on my blog - I'm loving your blog and love Newport Beach - all of them!
Sx

B is building a house said...

Simply stunning!!!

B
http://bisbuildingahouse.blogspot.com/

Letitia Linke - The White Shed said...

Oh how I wish I could grow hydranges here, just LOVE them! Letitia x

Gild and Grace said...

These are beautiful Shannon. Love hydrangeas (and NYC for that matter!) Abbey x

letters from the country said...

I LOVE that window box pic Shannon, Claire x