Saturday, May 31, 2014

Springtime in Peter Cooper Village

munch a lunch
What a wonderful spring it's been! I cannot rave enough about it. For me, the smells of spring are as important as the sights, and it has been such a pleasure to walk around Peter Cooper Village this year and actually smell the green smell -- the intoxicating smell of grass and flowers and leaves. I'm pleased to report that they have not used the awful-smelling fertilizer this year, and yet the everything looks so lush and green.  The bare brown spots seem a thing of the past, thank goodness. Thank you, PCV landscapers!

I'm sure it makes for happier squirrels too.  Squirrels are scampering about, enjoying the delightful weather we've been having. Most of the mother squirrels are in the nursing stage now, and we look forward to seeing the babies that are currently hidden away in nests.

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
      Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
 Thomas Nash