Monday, April 5, 2010

an ocean of forsythia




karen from alameda california recently wrote asking if I could photograph the forsythia along the meadowbrook parkway. she described it so beautifully I thought I would post a part of what she wrote here.
"...I have always loved seeing the forsythia in bloom along the Meadowbrook Parkway behind Roosevelt Field.  It has always reminded me of waves breaking on the shore of Jones Beach or Fire Island.  Out here in Northern California, forsythia bushes are few and far between and I would love to be able to see that sight again."
So my son Ian and I drove to the parkway and he filmed exactly what karen was talking about. if you would like to see some still photos of the forsythia along the meadowbrook, please visit my long island daily photo tumblr blog. you will see the first four in the slide show are from the parkway.

13 comments:

Marlene said...

How pretty. Your forsythia reminds me a lot of the Scotch Broom that grows here. Although Scotch Broom is a weed and most people don't like it because it takes over, I have always thought it was pretty.

Alexa said...

Two minds with a single thought, eh? And yours moves! Haven't traveled that road at this time of year in a very long while, so thanks!

maryt/theteach said...

Lily, I've seen the forsythia blooming there aftern. we go to Roosevelt Field to shop often. Great video! :)

bobbie said...

So beautiful! It puts me in mind of the lavender ice plant that grows for miles along the Monterey Bay in May on the west coast.

As a child, our driveway was lined with forsythia. I never see the same type here though. The big old bushes drooped down to the ground, forming spaces inside themselves. We used them as rows of "houses" and played house under them.

Virginia said...

And I thought we had a lot down here in Alabama. Just gorgeous Lil!
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Louis la Vache said...

Excellent!
Indeed, forsythia is not common out here on the Left Coast...

Daryl said...

What a delight!

eonyc said...

I was riding along in LI this weekend, too, taking in all the glorious forsythia! Spring has SPRUNG!!! Lovely.

jane said...

you are a sweetheart!

Pandora said...

Thank you so much!!! It's just as I remembered, except that the trees are a little taller. :) I'm so glad that others are enjoying it as well. Spring has definitely "sprung"!

Marie-Noyale said...

I was just saying today that it's a perfect year for Forsythias they are gorgeous!
I also love the music playing on the video!!

Wolynski said...

Wow, yellow and lots of it. Very pretty. And more cars than I care to remember.

Bergson said...

fantastic forsythia