Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend!

Holy smokes, folks!
Big sigh of relief I made it through this busy week in one piece.
And in a few short hours, I'm heading back east for the long weekend!
I love Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer.
I think late May is actually one of the best times to be in New York.
Everyone has this summer energy about them.
You can feel it as you leave work.
The tulips line Park Avenue,
outdoor seating welcomes patrons with open arms,
image from my mom's garden
I miss that ever-changing, yet constant New York energy.
This weekend is all about New England though: hot dogs topped with baked beans,
coca cola from the can and ice cream dripping down my chin.
Did you know red poppies are the signifying flower of Memorial Day?
I was reading up on the history of the holiday
and came across that fun fact.
So, raise a red poppy in honor of our troops,
and to summer,
and to a wonderful long weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Well said! Looking forward to seeing your smiling face on the right coast tomorrow!