First Day of Spring 2011 by the George Washington Bridge

The George Washington Bridge is seen behind trees at the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen behind trees at the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

For the past two years, I have ended up down by the banks of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge on or about the first day of spring. So, with the sun shining, I decided to make this into a tradition and headed back there on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Spring starts at 7:21 p.m. DST, so today is still the first day of spring. Tomorrow, Monday, March 21, 2011 is the first full day of spring.

The George Washington Bridge has played a big part in two recent big entries (one about food on President’s Day and one about an Audi Super Bowl commercial).

Anyway, I started at the Fort Lee Historic Park.

Entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Little Red Lighthouse is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Little Red Lighthouse is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The RFK Bridge (Triboro Bridge) is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The RFK Bridge (Triboro Bridge) is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Hell Gate Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Hell Gate Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Statue of Liberty and Jersey City are seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Statue of Liberty and Jersey City are seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Manhattan Skyline, Hudson River, and Edgewater are seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Manhattan Skyline, Hudson River, and Edgewater are seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Edgewater is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Edgewater is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Visitor Center at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Visitor Center at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Then I headed down to the Ross Dock and Hazard’s Ramp areas of the Palisades Interstate Park.

Entrance to Ross Dock at Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

Entrance to Ross Dock at Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

An American Airlines jet is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

An American Airlines jet is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

An American Airlines jet is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

An American Airlines jet is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Hudson River (looking north) is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Hudson River (looking north) is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Cloisters is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Cloisters is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Palisades are seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Palisades are seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge's American Flag is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge's American Flag is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Manhattan Skyline is seen from Hazard's Ramp at the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Manhattan Skyline is seen from Hazard's Ramp at the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Manhattan Skyline is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The Manhattan Skyline is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge and Little Red Lighthouse are seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge and Little Red Lighthouse are seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Palisades Interstate Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 20, 2011

So, it was a beautiful day, but a bit on the chilly side, and wintry weather is expected in the week ahead. It was around 80 degrees on Friday. Mother Nature is such a tease.

– Evan Bindelglass

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