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.
‘The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.”
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!
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.
(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…