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IMG_7411.JPGAnother grey December day in the city, the shop windows are sparkling with holiday lights and displays, shoppers are filling up the stores and thronging the streets. Last night I was out and those steely grey clouds spat out a few flakes, but nothing that you could actually call snow. I was hopeful that we’d get some of the white stuff, but alas no. On that note, if you can avoid going to Target on the Sunday evening before Christmas, I suggest you do. lol Horrible. Last night was the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the days to get longer again. Where on earth has this year gone!? 😀

If you’re celebrating, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, have a great week! -Marie


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IMG_7027.JPGIt’s a gorgeous cold and rainy November morning this Monday. Quiet, foggy, subdued, a steady drizzle of cold rain. The trees on our corner are getting barer and more winter-like every day as we close in on the end of our year. Most would be unhappy with this kind of day, but I love being outside in the brisk wetness, it’s sort of moody and there’s a poetry in this type of weather. It makes going back inside extra cozy. While I would prefer to spend this type of day in my flat, with a little puttering, cooking and a bit of knitting… I am grateful to be employed. 🙂  If it’s not raining too much I might go for a little walk in the park later at lunchtime and take a few pictures.

Wherever you are, I hope you’re loving the weather- whatever it may be! -Marie

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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


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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


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So, it finally happened. I missed a picture!  I took last week off from work, and I went upstate to the Croakery to visit Florrie for a few days. Between travel, and knitting, and cooking, and drinking and fun my picture taking was quickly forgotten.  I did take a picture in a park near Florrie’s little house in the woods, though, 🙂 so that will be my stand in picture for last week.

This Monday in the city is a little bit grey, a little bit cool, a little bit breezy. The reason that they covered up our friends General Sherman and Victory is that they are renovating Grand Army Plaza. They’ve been ripping the whole thing up with jackhammers and bulldozers for a couple of weeks now. According to the sign it should be quite pretty once they’re done.

I hope you all have a great week!


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IMG_4843.JPGOops, I did it again.  Wait, did I just quote Brittany Spears? lol

I let life get in the way and I didn’t post my pictures on time. Again. Luckily I did actually take the picture, so that’s half the battle, right?  So here are my pictures from last week, and from yesterday.

I was lucky enough to have Labor Day off, so my Monday was spent at home, with a little housework, and lots of knitting.  Summer has decided to punish us New Yorkers these last few days.  She was such a mild companion this year until about Saturday or Sunday. Then she decided to have hot flashes and turn my west facing living room into an oven.  It really hard to get into knitting when you’re sweating, just from sitting down.  Hopefully she’ll get the memo that summer is over and she needs to fly back down to Florida with the rest of the snowbirds.  🙂  In the meantime, I need to get to knitting!  Have a great day! – Marie