Friday, October 31, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Every season is the best season in New York City. Spring is for tulips on Park Avenue and the promise of a beautiful summer. Summer means long lunches, weekends at street fairs and dinners on outdoor patios. Autumn in New York is full of possibilities. Leaves falling off the trees mean that winter will soon be upon us and the holidays are on their way. Thanksgiving dinner and dessert (the one time of year when I don't feel guilty about all that cheesecake and pecan pie...and chocolate, warm apple pie, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies...), shopping, lighting Hannakuh candles, buying a Christmas tree on the corner of where you live, spending time with friends and family, hot cider at the holiday markets in Union Square and Columbus Circle, gingerbread lattes at Starbucks, 8 million additional tourists on your block alone, ice-skating at Wollman Rink and Rock Center, holiday window displays at Saks, Barney's and Bloomingdale's...the list is endless.

But, before we can get to all the holiday, winter wonderland goodness, New Yorkers have autumn to enjoy. Yesterday and today I went to one of my most favorite places in all the city - Central Park. I honestly do not think that I have ever seen Manhattan as beautiful as I've seen it this week. Everything around is glowing. In a few weeks there will be no leaves left and all this gold and ruby red will be gone. The trees will be bare and hopefully, if we're lucky, we'll get some snow and the time to enjoy it before it turns to brown mush. In the meantime, I'm drinking in the colors of fall, the fresh crisp air and the sounds of fallen leaves beneath my boots.

What's your favorite season?

photoshoot in the park

bubble machine

A nice guy was selling those big bubble machines. No one but me paid any attention to him. It was school day. :)

Manhattan Bride on a Thursday in Central Park

Incidentally, I was pleasantly surprised to see three brides and three grooms at the park today...especially because it is a Thursday.

I haven't added a soundtrack in a while...what's up with that?

Today's soundtrack

Blue Chair - Morcheeba

ps--I obviously went a little bananas with the photo posting today but I'm just so inspired by it. I hope you enjoy.

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