16'F = minus 8'C for you Euro-types out there.
I know this isn't the least cold if you live in Russia, Maine or North Dakota
but New Yorkers like to complain.
So I went out looking for flowers and found some locked up behind a grille in the florists
on the corner of 8th Avenue and 22nd Street.
White is definitely the best color for azaeleas ... but this is only my opinion.
Paperwhites smell almost better than they look and gosh, do they crumple up and get leggy towards the end of their visit....even so they hint of winter's ending...
Orchids are so wonderful that one has to pinch them to make sure they aren't artificial.
I only like real flowers though, again, that's only my opinionated opinion.
What a jungle scene with a bird-of-paradise in the distance!