It rained overnight quite hard. I woke up once during it and it was nice to hear the sound. Today is practically like spring. Large soft clouds fill s cerulean sky. Birds are chirping and singing. The air is sweet, warm and fresh. I spied some new shoots coming up, their dark green turning more vibrant and the bulge of the flower beneath the stem becoming visible. The high today is in the 50s, but tomorrow it's only expected around freezing point. What a roller coaster of a winter!
The day began mild and hazy. A thin wash of clouds spread across the sky, filtering the light into a dull pink. As I crossed the park I saw that the Nessie's puddle had frozen over and gleaned brightly reflecting the morning sun. Squirrels seemed to be enjoying the chipped ice.
It was supposed to be rainy and windy today, but when I went out for a mid-day walk the sky was gray and there was no wind. You could tell something was coming, or was supposed to come.
The weatherman spoke of snow wind and ice. Yet, nothing came. When I came home from work the sky was clear and I could see a crescent moon hanging low above the city. Thus far we have had no snow this winter, and I have to admit I am getting impatient.
Unseasonably warm and humid today with rain that comes and goes. It makes for interesting cloud and lightscapes. I saw a rainbow around four in the afternoon, offset by the brightly illuminated buildings.
Today I took a walk uptown through Edgecomb Park. The Rangers had cleared away much of the winter brush and stacked it in piles here and there on the grass. A sudden flurry of rain happened while I was indoors, so when I emerged the world was gleaming and fresh - if not somewhat damp. The walk through the park was very verticle - straight up slate steps.
Today I noticed the light. I woke up very early and it was still gray outside but by the time I left my house the neighborhood was filled with a warm pinkish glow.
Although I was inside all day, It was in a building with glass walls. We were high above the city and I was able to observe the city awash in gradually strengthening shades. At one point in the early afternoon I walked down a corridor that was drenched in ochre. This was not the light of a month ago. This was the light of regrowth.
I arrived home early in the evening around 4:30. It was not dark yet. Far from it! Although the light was hastening on - there was strength and resilience yet in its glow.
Cold and bright. A light wind rustles the leaves on the street. In the middle of the night (with no snow about) the rush of leaves brushing against concrete almost sounds like a trashcan falling over. It's just so quiet and still.
This morning my breath is like a cloud. Everything is so crisp and cold mornings like this. While standing in the subway platform I watched the steam, cloud, and mist rise from the smokestacks of the nearby factory in Astoria. Something so bright and cheerful.
The coldest day so far this winter. The sky is bright and clear. There is a slight wind that chills you quickly. I should have brought my hat and gloves today.
I walked through Washington Square Park this morning - the first time that all the leaves have been gone from the trees. The park seems very sunny without the leaf cover.
Walking home the wind was bitterly cold. As I went through the park I saw that the dragon was encased in a puddle of ice. This was the first Time I saw anything frozen this winter. Perhaps he will be like that all winter long, who knows?
Tonight makes me remember the long walk I used to have at my old apartment. Once nose, and did I walk-through then? At the time it seemed just a regular part of life, nothing out of the ordinary. But in hindsight I look back at those days and wonder how I managed for so long?
Colder today, with a biting wind. The clouds were layered with sun peaking out every now and then.
Took a walk along the East River today. Noticed the fresh green foliage growing on the ground. The mugwort still looks bright and healthy, despite it being deep winter. It's a warm winter so far this year.