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My Favorite Things – The Colors of An Early Spring Thaw

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.

red buds against blue sky

Earthy reflections in ponds of melted snow.

branches reflected in the water

And (hopefully) soon-to-be-budding trees reaching for the sky.

black branches against a blue sky

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My Favorite Things – A Snow Day in the Big Apple

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…

Woman in black with umbrella in the snow

As well as a handful of children sledding and frolicking in the park.

children playing in the snow.

Meanwhile, large expanses of the snow remained pristine.

snowy day in Central Park

The apartment buildings along Central Park West looked alternatively ghostly….

Central Park West in the snow2

Or like sugared confections.

Central Park West in the snow

While the lacy patterns of the snow-laden branches…

snowy branches

Were worth a second look.

two women in the snow

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Friday’s Thought – Cause and Effect

icy trees

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”

(Pietro Aretino)

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Friday’s Thought – The Thoughtful Soul

Snowy scene over bridge in Central Park

‘The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.”

(Omar Khayyam)

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Friday’s Thought – Naturally

Cardinal in winter

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

(Maya Angelou)

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After the Snow (The 2015 Blizzard That Wasn’t)

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.

sad snowman

Central Park snowman 2015

Today it’s back to work for everyone…

broken sled

lost boots

I, for one, enjoyed my mini-break.  Toodle-oo!

Funny snow tree man

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A Winter’s Tale…The 2015 Blizzard of New York

With the worst of the snow forecast to hit New York City after midnight tonight, my husband and I ventured into the park this afternoon to enjoy the quiet and the swirling snow.

snow storm Jan 2015

 (And it’s a good thing we did, too, since the city has now declared the park off limits – closed to the public from 6 p.m. on!)

If there is still a city outside my window tomorrow, I’ll be sure to snap a few shots so you can see what it looks like…

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