A view of One World Trade Center and Battery Park City while taking the ferry to New Jersey. The skies were gray, and it had been raining on and off that afternoon.
Welcome, fall. We’re ready for cooler weather here.
The dogwood flowers are gone now
Under December clouds
I looked to the west
and saw Lady Liberty
contemplating the sunset.
Dear weather app, I think we can upgrade that to Cloudy. Maybe even Mostly Cloudy.
Sadly, we haven’t even seen that much blue sky all week (this photo is old). It’s been cold and rainy here, with not a trace of blue in sight.
I don’t want to complain though, because I’m enjoying the cooler weather before it gets hot. Soon, I won’t want to bake or roast anything because of the heat, so I’m enjoying it now.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend. Mine will be busy. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
Yesterday we had a snowstorm that was short and sweet.
Rain turned to snow around 3am Friday morning and continued steadily until about 10am.
The wet, heavy snow decorated the trees and turned the world into a winter wonderland.
Trees and branches were weighed down.
And thick tangles of branches grew even thicker and more softly woven.
Slush made driving slightly slippery, but luckily it was too warm for ice to form on the roads. That would have been more difficult to drive through.
By 11:30am, the sun shone brightly and caused the snow to plop off of tree branches like blobs of oatmeal falling from the sky.
After a few hours it was hard to tell that it had snowed that morning at all. By the evening, it had even melted off of the roofs, trees, cars and anything that was in the warm sun. Temperatures dropped overnight, and any remaining snow or slush froze. Some unfortunate owners spent time scraping ice off of their cars this morning that had been parked in the shade yesterday. All the older snow from the recent blizzard got a fresh white coat.
We seem to be between storms at the moment. I like the contrast between the light and dark clouds against the bright blue sky.
The transition from trees, to clouds, to blue.
For the challenge called Transition.
We didn’t know if it was going to rain.
It got dark. Clouds blew by.
The wind picked up. Sometimes it rained a little.
Other times it drifted past us.
The sky just couldn’t make up its mind.
It got mad.
But then felt a little bad about it.
Finally, it apologized for all that it put us through. It feels much better now.
I watched as the cloud dragon crouched,
Leapt into the sky
And vanished into a wisp.
This rest area had a bench under a shady tree, next to a playground where the kids had fun for a few minutes. Encouraging me to forget that I had miles left on my journey. Making it a little too comfortable on a hot afternoon.