52 Project: 23/52

20140609-102549.jpgIts a rainy Monday morning in the big apple. I’m actually grateful for the change in weather, yesterday was super hot and my Monday morning pictures were getting a bit redundant with partly sunny mornings.  The Puerto Rican Day parade marched down Fifth Avenue yesterday, so the blue NYPD barricades are stacked up, waiting for the flatbed trucks to come along and pick them up.

I actually brought an umbrella to work today.  I generally hate umbrellas. They are a pain to carry around, and when I bring one with me proactively, it inevitably turns out that I don’t need it. Unless its raining pretty hard I just flip up my hoodie and get on with my day.  But this morning its was coming down pretty hard.  I love a rainy day, especially when I get to be snug in my apartment.  I hope you have a great Monday!  -Marie


52 Project: 5/52


Well, winter isn’t done with us yet! I’m quite pleased that it cooperated this time and snowed on picture day.  The white stuff started falling before daybreak this morning, and by the time I got to midtown everything was covered.  Unlike the last storm, this batch is wet and sticky, bad for commuting but so beautiful. Every iron railing, newspaper box and twig was coated with snow. It can make even a filthy city beautiful, if just for a few hours.

I left a little bit early to afford me some time to walk through my corner of the park and snap a few more pictures.


I took my February picture of the glacial rock by the pond. Its so massive and black in the snow. Its beautiful. Very different from the fog pictures you can make out the bridge in the distance this morning.

20140203-091137.jpgThe snow was thickly coated on everything, its magical. And its still coming down. We’re supposed to get 5 to 8 inches by 5pm.  Perhaps if I’m feeling adventurous I’ll take another walk at lunch time.

20140203-091157.jpgSo on that note, I leave you and wish you a very happy and cozy Monday!  -Marie

52 Project : 3/52

20140120-084620.jpgAnother grey Manhattan morning over here. Mind you, I’m not complaining, I find sunshine a bit boring. I love all kinds of gloomy weather. Rain, yes. Snow, YES! Fog, love it. Overcast mornings? My favorite.

It is relatively warm here though, don’t let the cloud cover and the black, bare trees fool you.  Its was 40 degrees F when I got off the train today which is pretty balmy for New York in January. The word ‘storm’ has been heard flitting about from person to person though. We have a winter storm warning for tomorrow evening. The perfect setting for some knitting, I think.  What’s your favorite knitting weather?