Sunday, March 3, 2013


It's officially Spring in New York! 

Sure, it's still chilly but if you look closely you'll find young bulbs starting to peek out of the earth and new buds on the trees. It was only 30 degrees here in Brooklyn this morning but I was determined to find a splash of color for you. 

A bed of crocuses blooming on Abermarle Road just down from our apartment on East 16th.

Brooklyn Public Library's doors at Grand Army Plaza are some spectacular bling and with the Brooklyn Museum located just down the road, also a great tourist attraction in summer.

One of the many pre-war apartment buildings in Park Slope.

To the victor go the this case the Blue Team who won this game of girls' soccer played at our local parade grounds on Caton Avenue.

Early morning flea market in the school grounds on 7th Avenue, Park Slope.

Radio tower on the walk home down Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.

One of my favorite pastry shops on 7th Avenue in Park Slope.

All photos copyright Jackie Maw Tolliver

"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is is like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..." Frances Hodgson Burnett


Friday, March 1, 2013


One of the many blessings we enjoy here in Brooklyn, is living on the doorstep of Prospect Park. Designed by the same architects as Central Park (Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux), it's a wonderful retreat in all seasons, and during the last big snow, quite spectacular.

The snowfall created a winter wonderland in Prospect Park.

The pond is iced over for winter which makes slim pickings for these birds.

The children's playground wasn't getting a lot of use this day.

Out for a walk in Prospect Park

The Brownstones of Park Slope, Brooklyn