Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Day of the Year

A last few days for the Christmas tree

and green and red on the ESB.

Such pretty lights on Laura's balcony!

A last glimpse of Krispy Kreme holiday doughnuts

and tangerines

not to mention booze

and party dresses


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Approaches

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

Season's Greetings!

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

Thanksgiving Balloons from Above

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!