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My Favorite Things – After the Snow

After winter storm Jonas, Central Park took on an almost carnival air with seemingly all of New York City out enjoying the snow.

sledders in Central Park after Winter Storm Jonas

But today as I walked home, the paths were mostly dry and clear, and except for the occasional jogger, I had the park to myself.  

Photo of Manhattan as seen looking towards Central Park South

The air was clean and crisp – perfectly refreshing and conducive to feeling in the moment.  (To be honest, I thought I might have even spied Buddha.)

Buddha snowman

Tomorrow’s warm forecast will probably melt the rest of the snow.  I’ll be sad to see these creatures go…

Conehead snowman

Cute snowman melting in the sunlight

Bye!

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My Favorite Things – A Foggy Day in the Big Apple

 

One misty, moisty, morning,
When cloudy was the weather…

I went for a walk around the Jackie O Reservoir!

And here’s what I saw…

Yellow tree in Central Park in the fog

San Remo towers in the fog

Upper East Side in the fog

Church and Upper East Side Condos in the fog

Upper East Side church and high rise in the fog

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My Favorite Things – The Colors of Fall in Central Park

I don’t think the fall colors are quite yet at their peak in the park, but we’re probably getting close!  You be the judge…

The lake in Central Park in the fall

tree turning colors in Central Park

San Remo towers through the fall foliage

fall colors reflected in the lake in Central Park

Fall colors along Central Park South

orange tree in the fall

fall colors against a blue sky

Ah, I do so love fall!

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Friday’s Thought – The Little Things

little purple flowers

“Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.”

(Georges Bernanos)

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Friday’s Thought – The Keepers of Light

pink rose

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

(Theodore Roethke)

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Friday’s Thought – Shades of Green

shades of green

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

(Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

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A Special Anniversary

Every anniversary should be special, but today just happens to be an extra special one since it’s my husband’s and my…

11th anniversary!

Which in my eyes is even more significant because we both happen to be in palindrome age years as well.   I’m 22 and he’s 33.  (Well, not exactly since that would have meant that our marriage was a punishable offense, but I think you get the picture.)   Add to the significance of all of those special numbers the fact that it’s supposed to be a full moon tonight and I think you’ll agree that today must be charmed.

The day got off to a lovely start, when my husband presented me with this gorgeous bouquet…

anniversary flowers

And we surprised each other with Skagen watches – and that’s without even knowing that the 11th anniversary gift is supposed to be steel.  (I just happened to look it up for the purposes of writing this blog post.)

His and hers Skagen watches

Lunch was at Robert Restaurant at the Museum of Arts and Design

Robert restaurant menu

Where our vantage point overlooked Columbus Circle up the south side of Central Park.

the view from our table at Robert Restaurant

table flower at Robert restaurant

the view from Robert Restaurant

I could have spent the day just looking at the view, but with food this magnificent our attention was quickly diverted.  (My Niçoise Salad looks five times bigger than my husband’s Grilled Cheese Eggs Benedict but that’s just camera perspective, of course…)

Nicoise Salad at Robert Restaurant

Our entrees were followed by this divine Chocolate Mousse which we split. The two mini cakes were compliments of the pastry chef.

chocolate mousse dessert at Robert Restaurant

As we were polishing off the last bites, my husband noticed a sparkly looking person down on the circle.  To give you a perspective on his eagle eyes, I’ve added a yellow arrow to the photo to aid you in picking her out.

woman in tutu

(Thank God for my Panasonic Lumix’s zoom feature!)

woman in tutu waiting

Then, to our surprise, she began to dance…

woman dancing in white tutu

Woman dancing around the Columbus Circle fountain

woman twirling around the Columbus Circle fountain

Until she seemingly “bumped” into a passerby and he, too, joined in!

pair of dancers on Columbus Circle

mesmerized

synchronized

And around the Circle they went…

arabesques

ballet with backpack

Ta-da!

Ta da

Here’s to celebrating love and happiness with a good dose of laughter!

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