Central Park

A man walks along a partially covered outdoor subway platform. The floor is all puddles.

Subway Waterfalls Cascade Over Commutes

Even on cloudless days the subway is wet.
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A wide stretch of green dominates the foreground. Birds sit on the field in the distance and sprinklers surrounds the edges.

Lawns Present a Fleeting Moment of Unnatural Perfection

Has there ever been a more perfect symbol of human triumph and hubris than an expanse of perfectly clipped grass?
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A group of ducks preens on the rocky side of a body of water. Others leave a v-shaped wake as the swim.

Ducks Arrive In Fantastic Feathers

Ducks are not like the rest of birds.
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A rain-bedraggled pigeon faces the elements in the midst of a pedestrian crosswalk.

The False Spring That Is Followed By Cold Rains

Take heed of each day in March. It will try to catch you unawares.
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Purple crocuses erupt across the brown winter landscape that sprawls below leafless trees.

The Crocuses Awaken

The crocus breathes out its feather-veined lavender and white petals, coalescing like warm words on a cold morning
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Field of stars in the night sky. The three brightest form a triangle to the left of the constellation Orion.

The Great Dog of Winter Is a Beacon in the Night Sky

Even where light pollution shrouds most constellations from view, Sirius—the brightest star in our night sky—is especially visible in winter.
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