Another 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
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
Oops, 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
I hope everyone had a fun and happy July fourth weekend. Mine was fun and productive! I have a new free crochet pattern that I will release in a day or two (see Instagram for a preview).
I waited till my lunch break again this week to take my photo of our corner of the park. It was brimming with tourists, lunchtime walkers, food carts and vendors. The man on the bike was a happy surprise, I decided to use that picture because I thought it was very NYC of him, zooming in front of me like that.
I walked around a bit and snapped a few extra photos as well. Just to the left of our corner there is a sculpture installation that changes every few months. If I had been thinking ahead I would have scootched down the block a bit so it could be seen in every photo. Oh well. 🙂 Lady Victory was all shiny and golden in the noontime sun. The horse drawn carriages were all lined up. The Pulitzer Fountain was a cool oasis, that’s Pomona on top, pouring out her abundant water to cool off the locals. The view down Fifth Avenue (looking downtown) shows the hazy humidity of this particular Monday. It’s a bit hot and sticky today. I hope you all have a great week! -Marie
Its 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
It’s another beautiful Monday morning in the city. Still chilly, we’ve been hovering on the verge of breaking the 60 degree mark for the past week, but just can’t seem to manage it. But it’s still gorgeous, trees are still blooming and there seem to be flowers everywhere.
Yesterday I took a little bit of my tax refund and ordered my very first pair of astronomical binoculars. After about two weeks of reading reviews and watching info videos online I finally settled on Orion Baby Giant 15×63 magnification. They should be here by mid-week and I can’t wait to get them! Exciting! Now to plan a camping trip somewhere nice and dark. Have a great week! -Marie