Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
One of the first really snowy days of the season.
I walked up to Broadway
and headed to Union Square
where people were picking out trees
and dressed in festive costumes.
Snow dusted the holly
and the apples
It decorated almost everything.
It snowed in the early evening as shoppers hurried home
It continued into the night.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Well, the big fellow has arrived and is hawking Christmas trees outside Rite Aid on 9th Avenue.
He drives down from Alaska at Thanksgiving and heads home to get back to work on Christmas Eve.
All the little local shops and restaurants are getting decked out for the season. Here the French crepe place
here the deli. The little red Winterberries are a new one on me - and very pretty.
Even the vegetarian place is getting a little bit merry.
Ah! holly berries outside my favorite house on 21st St
and Buster's friend Oliver outside the now-closed and much lamented Empire Diner.
PS Big excitement my book web site is finally up now four of my books are available on Kindle. To celebrate, I'm having a Kindle countdown on Ruth and Gisela (first edition was called A Fortunate Child). You can get it today for only $2.99 - after ten days it goes back up to $7.50
Monday, December 2, 2013
A rather different vantage point for the Macy's Thanksgiving parade courtesy of my friend Jo Paley who lives very high up and can look down on 5th Avenue.
Jo took all the photos.
She looked down on Candy canes
and the Pillsbury doughboy
not to mention NYPD horses followed by
the trusty clean up crew!
Snoopy and Woodstock are my favorites.
Well done, Macy's
even if Spidey is a little scary!