52 Project: 45/52

IMG_6940.JPGWhat a difference a week makes! We’ve had temperatures dipping low at night, and all the leaves in the park are changing colors and falling to the ground. The afternoons have still been warmish, mid 50’s.  It seems like these trees were green for so long, it’s kind of odd to see them all gold, the tree’s limbs becoming more and more exposed. It’s funny to me how quickly the turning of the seasons happens once it gets going.

It’s nearly time for the snow to start flying! I, for one, cannot wait! Have a wonderful week! -Marie

 

52 Project: 44/52

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Happy November! I typed out 44/52 just now for the title of this post, and it struck me how quickly this year has gone by.  We have just eight weeks left of this particular 52 project. Seems impossible. I suppose I should begin to consider if I will do another series starting in January, and if I do where should I take the picture? It needs to be somewhere convenient, somewhere at least a little bit interesting… hmmm. I’ll have to think about it. To see the whole project so far click HERE

The trees are beginning to look a bit thinner, the leaves are changing and falling and the New Yorkers are bundling up. We had the NYC marathon yesterday and hated to think of all those runners, in that horrible wind. I love all weather, even the worst weather… but wind. Ugh. No thanks. and then, to have to run in it? I would cry. lol

Have a wonderful week! -Marie

52 Project: 43/52

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I had a super fun weekend up at the Croakery helping Florrie host a Halloween party for a pack of wild 2-7 year olds. It was so much fun, with games, and food, and kids tearing around the garden. I got to spend some quality time rambling about the woods, getting my fill of country air and autumn woods.  Florrie inspired me to purchase some Blue Sky Alpacas Extra, and I started swatching for a new hat pattern. It is completely and utterly the most luscious thing to knit with. 55% Baby Alpaca/45% Fine Merino. Soft, springy, cloud-like, and it knits up so fast!

Back in the city this Monday our corner is finally catching up to Florrie’s little mountain and the colors are showing, the leaves have begun to fall. There’s a new art installation going in, some massive bronze sculptures. Once the fence comes down I’ll share a few pictures.  Have a great week! -Marie

52 Project: 42/52

IMG_6514-0.JPGIn stark contrast to the riot of color upstate, the leaves in the city are finally just starting to turn. Our little corner is showing a blush of gold and orange. The wind is a bit chillier than it has been and jackets have been spotted on the city dwellers. Fall is happening people! 🙂

Hope you all have a great week. -Marie

 

52 Project: 41/52

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Grey and cool this Monday morning in NYC. Fifth Avenue is prepping for the Columbus Day parade this afternoon. You can see all the blue police barricades set up and waiting. If I had been thinking, I would have brought my lunch with me today, oops. That means I have to navigate my way through the crowds to get some grub at lunchtime. Oh well!

The trees on our corner are starting to shift, they aren’t that vibrant summer green any more. There are little bits of gold and brown creeping in, and the greens are now deeper, tawny olives. The colors are coming.  It’s kind of funny how quickly they come and go here in the city. Upstate they change over the course of several weeks as frosts creep in, here it can happen as fast as a weekend. Blink and it’s gone.

Have a wonderful fall week! -Marie

52 Project: 40/52

IMG_5986.JPGChilly Monday morning today.  I feel a little bit like I wasted my Sunday though, I was under the weather and spent nearly the whole day asleep. First in bed, then on the couch in front of football games, then back to bed again.

I’m back at work this morning though, feeling a little better for all my rest but the throat still hurts. I have to brace myself every time I try to swallow. Maybe I’ll go home early? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.