Kiss from a Rose

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Édouard Manet, “Vase of White Lilacs and Roses,” 1883

Only a masterpiece will do for a one-of-a-kind Mom…
Happy Mother’s Day!

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Shifting Focus

new year's day new yorkNew Year’s Day #4580

(New York City, 2002)

Photograph by Bill Jacobson

Fourth Impression

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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.

Easter Bloom

easter eggs tree germanyAn 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)

Out of Focus


New Year’s Day # 5074

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.