Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Day

Well it did snow --there was a regular sort of a storm --not the blizzard we were warned of. Some parts of Long Island and New England had it far worse.

Even at the height of the storm, food delivery men were wobbling on bicycles down icy streets. Pizza and sandwiches......Hmmmm

I'm a sucker for large trucks and the driver of this one was very chatty.....

For some reason snow on vehicles invites photo taking.

Maybe it's the contrasts of color or something.

Ah, the mystery of unswept steps. Is the house abandoned?

Who will be first to mark a path?

The newspaper delivery girl whose arm is amazingly accurate.

Terrible photo of the dog looking cheerful.

Dog licking snow off nose.

The park between the buildings shot from our apartment. The little playground in front and the slope behind.

I'm always reminded of Pieter Breughel --little figures against snow in the distance.

Looking out of our window past the builders' debris. One of the bikers having a close call with a cab. Sun now out. Storm officially over --at least for us.


  1. Looks pretty. Enjoy the crispness before the sloshy chaos takes over!

  2. Happy to know your all fine.
    In fact the city looks lovely right now. I like the muted greys, green, and blue alongside the glowing white snow and spots of color.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Good to know you are fine.
    That's quite a lot of snow!
    It was all in the news about your snowstorm overhere...
    as always, great photos.
    Beatrice and Gizmo

  4. Wow! Beautiful! So much snow! And buster has a lot of fun!

  5. Thank goodness NYC was spared somewhat, she's been through enough in recent times.
    Wonderful selection of photos for this walk, there is something about snow that just begs to be photographed. My favourite? the stairs.
    You can enjoy a lot of goings-on from your window Elizabeth, and I see your handsome boy has his snow boots on!

  6. Elizabeth, your early Saturday snow photos are so beautiful...sometimes it seems as if NYC just gets the snow cleared up a bit too soon.

    (I say this as someone who did a bit of sidewalk shoveling myself this morning.)

    It was great to see you this afternoon.


  7. You've done a beautiful job illustrating a lovely snow day.

  8. Snow looks so much more charming and enticing in other people's photos and cities. I love that Chelsea Restaurant shot in particular.

    We're having the blizzard here now.

  9. Stunning Elizabeth, as ever. Love the dogs!

  10. A Approved! What a great truck!

    Wonderful glimpse into the snowy New York! Somehow, the snow seems to soften the city and make it quiet.

    Be safe and warm,

  11. I just wrapped my robe a little tighter and my heater kicked in--a little vicarious sympathy for your cold.
    Query: why would anyone leave a bike out in a snow storm??

  12. BRRRRR-rrrr- The snow plastered vertically against the trees- You know it has been cold with a complimentary wind to plaster snow like that! I don't suppose the dogs are liking that weather much!

  13. All very Breughelesque. Glad the storm didn't get you too bad. Your eye for art in the commonplace is outstanding. Your photo of Buster flying through the snow is wonderful and full of action. Fun post!

  14. I love Buster's blue boots
    just like him they have character

    snow on bikes seems so odd

    stay warm

  15. Through your eyes Chelsea looks pretty good in the snow! Love the first shot!

  16. {{ oh my
    i so
    want to play in Snow
    i cannot even begin
    to explain it ...
    you may know
    i went instead to the beach ...

    is buster
    wearing blue snow shoes ??
    i had no idea
    being a florida*girl
    it does make sense ... }}

  17. It still looks cold. Pretty, but cold.

  18. Thanks for sharing your winter storm with us, in the most beautiful way! That first shot is quite magical, and I can see just what you mean about the sledders looking like a Breughel painting.

  19. Wonderful how dogs know how to have fun! :) You New Yorkers have had your share of weather for this year, I;m glad it wasn't worse.

  20. Would not want to have to set on one of those bikes. The trucks are so different and colourful.


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