In Honor of Earth Day: Ten Photos Of Spring Flowers!

cherry tree blossom photo by gail worley
Cherry Tree Blossoms in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery (All Photos By Gail)

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, so I wanted to celebrate something from the earth that adds value to my life each time I leave my house. For me right now, that means spring flowers. We didn’t get to fully enjoy the unique beauty of spring in 2020, due to the pandemic lockdown, but now many parks and botanical gardens are reopened and in full bloom. On the weekends especially, I try to spend as much time outside as possible, and flowers are my favorite subject to photograph. Please enjoy this carefully-curated selection of ten beautiful flowers taken during my recent adventures in and around the NYC area.

purple tulips photo by gail worley

As soon as weather turns from winter to spring, you are going to see a full spectrum of jewel-hued tulips pop up all over NYC. These guys were hanging out in a public planter in the Flatiron District.

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multicolored tulips photo by gail worley

This cluster of multicolored tulips were spotted in nearby Madison Square Park.

pink daisies photo by gail worley

The remainder of flowers in this post were snapped on a recent visit to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, within the climate-controlled glass domes of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

pink foxglove photo by gail worley

These bell-shaped blossoms are called Pink Foxglove, and they are just stunnng.

coral honeysuckle photo by gail worley

I see these flowers, which are called Coral Honeysuckle, inside the conservatory every time I visit the NYBG, but I only just looked up their name.

purple lotus photo by gail worley

Purple Lotus (Water Lily).

red passion flower photo by gail worley

Red Passion Flower.

wax ginger flower photo by gail worley

This one is called Wax Ginger, very exotic!

corsage orchid photo by gail worley

Here is the Corsage Orchid that you remember from your Prom! Happy Earth Day, Bitches!

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