|Spring at the Conservatory Garden in New York's Central Park. Courtesy harlembespoke.blogspot.com.|
Because they afford us an escape, a respite from what seems immeasurable and indiscriminate destruction. Flowers serve a powerful function, don't forget: They propagate their respective species, never mind captivating us with their color and beauty. Flowers, gardens and, yes, spring remind us that life continues and that even among the ashes, beauty can be found.
|From top: The displays of Treillage; Bob and Debbie Withington of Maine; and Dawn Hill Antiques.|
|Crocuses make as appearance on the High Line (photo courtesy thehighline.org/blog). Other blooms will come again later this summer.|