St. Peter's Church in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan
I started to write this post with the words, "I've spent the better part of an hour trying to load pictures..." But in the interest of accuracy I will say I've spent the most frustrating part of an hour trying to load pictures of the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show and not one would load. I promise to spend as much time as it takes to load the pictures for another post, because the Train Show may be one of my new most favorite sights in New York City at this time of year.
Luckily, there are pictures freshly taken this afternoon and easily transferred from my phone. I happened to be in the Chelsea neighborhood this afternoon and I walked over to the Christmas Church, St. Peter's. It was founded in 1831 on land given by Clement Clarke Moore, taken from his estate "Chelsea." It is still very much a functioning congregation and it was beautifully decorated for the season.
After days of gray skies and snow I enjoyed today's bright weather.
This isn't the best photograph, but I took it from a flyer for an event on the church outside bulletin board and it's the Buttercupland tribute to perhaps the most beloved American Christmas poem, by none other than the founder of St. Peter's, Clement Clarke Moore. Unfortunately the reading was last week, but I'm going to make a note to be on the lookout for this event in 2018.
This isn't the post I intended, but like so many things in our lives, it turned out to be just the right post for Pink Saturday and the nights before Christmas, with a happy pink-cheeked Santa. I hope you think so, too.
As ever, thanks for visiting. Take good care and good wishes for week ahead.