Thursday, February 26, 2009

Signs of Approaching Spring in New York

1. The shop windows feature sleeveless floral dresses and strappy sandals. Everyone passing on the street looks at them from beneath their woollen hats and earmuffs.
2. Starbucks cupholders are now a zippy light green. Or, maybe that's for St. Patrick's Day.
3. Exhibition baseball started yesterday! Yankees and Mets both won. Dodgers, sadly, lost.
4. I thought I saw one tree with buds on it. However, I was going 60 mph in a bus on the New Jersey Turnpike, so I can't be sure.
5. The supermarkets have matzah stacked on pallets by the doors.
6. The golfers are back, winter jackets and all.
7. Everybody thinks it's colder than it was a month ago, and it's not; we're just worn out.

1 comment:

Marnie said...

For those of us who don't live on the east coast, it's great that you share your wonderment of spring. Thanks Leslie.