Living in a city with 2.4 million people means that if you do go out there are a LOT of people out there with you. Mostly I have stayed inside since March 18th.
It hasn’t been horrendous. I have embraced my inner sloth. Gained a few pounds. The apartment is cleaner than it ever has been.
The biggest benefit is that where I live is surrounded by a small park with some really big trees – it’s like living in a tree house.
These are several three- or four-storey cherry trees in the morning light of April 18th. They have almost finished blooming, and everywhere nearby is carpeted in pink petals. Outside the bedroom is a huge maple tree, in the middle of putting out its first leaves. Earlier it had clusters of dark red something or others which were also beautiful in the spring light. Almost the same view, but a few minutes later and the light has changed. This tree is glorious, about 6 stories high, and turns brilliant red in the late fall. I have a deck which allows me to be outside. When this isolation started it was quite chilly but lately the weather has been 14 to 18° and warm in the sun. I planted this fragrant evergreen clematis last year and it is doing really well considering it is in a pot.
There are also some towering grand Sequoias, although they remain gracefully unchanging throughout the year. More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning.