To me, if not to the calendar, it's spring when the blossoms on the beautiful cherry trees flanking the east side of the Central Park Reservoir finally POP. And pop is what they do (or at least that is how it looks to me, since I only see the trees in brief moments as I run by and under them). And yesterday was that day - the day that, for me, they had popped! I will go back and take more and better photos, I hope, but for now, this is the quick, long view that greeted me with a start early yesterday morning.
The smile that it brought stayed with me the rest of the run and propelled me through the rest of the spring day that followed. I look forward to more - more spring days, more blossoms, more runs.