Only a masterpiece will do for a one-of-a-kind Mom…
Happy Mother’s Day!
Master of watercolor and Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) rendered a softer side of an otherwise boisterous holiday with his delicate and pastel-hued Central Park, New York City, July 4th, completed in 1903.
An apple tree is adorned with 10,000 Easter eggs in the German city of Saalfeld, a tradition begun in 1965 (with a mere 18 eggs) by a local resident, Volker Kraft. The Eierbaum (as it’s called in German) has blossomed into an annual event over the years, drawing thousands of visitors from around the region. The eggs — many crocheted, painted, or embroidered with pastoral and religious scenes by Kraft’s wife Christa and daughter Gabriela — are months in the preparation; storing them has become a bit of a problem, though, and this Easter may see the last of new creations for the now-famous arboreal attraction.
(Photo: Martin Schutt /AFP/Getty Images)
In one of several similarly themed images taken in the early 2000s, New York City-based photographer Bill Jacobson captures some of the moodiness and uncertainty that often accompanies the start of a new year.