After a particularly cold and snowy winter, the temperatures have turned a lot milder – even balmy – in the Big Apple. As I walked home through Central Park today, I snapped these pictures. As you can probably tell, I’m really eager for spring to arrive!
Red buds against a very blue sky.
Earthy reflections in ponds of melted snow.
And (hopefully) soon-to-be-budding trees reaching for the sky.
It’s been snowing all day in the city. My afternoon student cancelled and, miracle of miracles, I also had no scheduled rehearsals or shows today…or any other reason to leave the house except to enjoy the beauty of the white stuff.
Although most people stayed in, there were a few pedestrians…
As well as a handful of children sledding and frolicking in the park.
Meanwhile, large expanses of the snow remained pristine.
The apartment buildings along Central Park West looked alternatively ghostly….
Or like sugared confections.
While the lacy patterns of the snow-laden branches…
Were worth a second look.
Be it daytime…
This is my kind of chaos!
It’s cold and wintry in New York City, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, things just might start to heat up!
At the Hudson Cafe you and your sweetie can grab a romantic table for two…
Or head south of the border for some Mexican food at Móle!
Curious sweets are on sale here…
And you’ll find lots of curiosities here!
Caliente? The equation couldn’t be simpler!
(♥ + 2)
This past Monday – a very icy and frigidly cold night – my husband and I trekked across town to attend the movie premier of Ballet 422, a documentary featuring the creation of a new ballet by New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer and corp dancer Justin Peck. The movie is officially opening in theaters on February 6th and you can watch the trailer here:
As a long term substitute musician at the ballet, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know more and more of the dancers and staff in the company. At the premier, I was sitting between my husband (yes, that’s him conducting the orchestra in the trailer above) and Ballet Master, Albert Evans. Albert, who seems pretty beloved by the dancers, is a sweetheart; he also happens to have some of the funniest lines in the film.
The enthusiasm, hard work and passion that the dancers display day in and out is quite infectious. And it’s always a delight to see the ways in which they evolve and mature on stage.
(By the way, if you’re curious to see more of Justin Peck’s work, you’re in luck. His newest ballet – to the music of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, Four Dance Episodes – premiers tonight. You can purchase tickets here.)
Yes, New York City (fortunately) escaped the worst of the recent blizzard.
And so, there’s been lots of grumbling from more than a few folk about the precautionary measures the Mayor took.
Today it’s back to work for everyone…
I, for one, enjoyed my mini-break. Toodle-oo!