Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'd Do Anything...

..for you dears, anything! And that includes going out in the snow to take pictures of wintry white in New York City. My blog sisters have spoken and I will be happy to capture the first snow fall to share. For any one who knows me at all knows what a sacrifice that is. Buttercup doesn't do snow, unless it's just about mandatory, as in commuting to work. I haven't been a big fan of snow since I became adult enough -- about the age of ten -- to join in family snow shoveling and we had lots of snow! I lived in New Hampshire for a year in college and there was one week in December where we had five feet of snow. Though it's not quite snow the third strike for wintry weather happened almost 14 years ago, where I slipped on a broken and icy curb and broke my elbow. Two surgeries, months of physical therapy and now it's just a scar and a bad memory, but I do keep a fear of falling on icy sidewalk. But for you my dears, I will be out with camera in hand for the first snow fall with pleasure! Though on reflection I may do my picture taking from the lobby of my building looking out.



I also was just a little late for work this morning trying to capture my first holiday photo of the season, a display of a Christmas tree at Radio City. I saw very few decorations in midtown this morning, so I was delighted to espy between the crowds and trucks my first decoration in this area. I promise lots more to come.

Holiday shopping tip for any New York blog readers...which may just be Teacherfish. This Saturday and Sunday Goddard Riverside Houses at Columbus and 88th Street has a wonderful half-price book sale to benefit their activities. Publishers donate lots of books in every category and it's great. I plan to spend Sunday afternoon there, both for gifts and for new books to read. It's one of my favorite afternoons and I always come away loaded down, but so happy with my new treasures.

7 comments:

West Side of Straight said...

I don't know if I could handle a shopping Christmas season in New York City. Sounds a bit over whelming to me, being from bo-dunk northern Minnesota! But we get the snow here too. Had had some already, not melted and we expect more to come. Have a good Thanksgiving!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Thank you Buttercup! I don't do snow either! But love the picture you shared and the ones we're going to get to see!!! Well, you've disabused me of a notion. I thought all Northerners LOVED the stuff...didn't know anyone would be less than thrilled up there...!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hopefully the pictures you get can be at a safe distance. We certainly do not want anymore broken bones. I have to drive in it to and from work and shovel it at home and no I do not like it. My neighbors had their icicle lights burning this morning when I left home...guess they are ready for Christmas.

Janean said...

thank you for the photos of NY. it's like we get to visit there!

Teacherfish said...

Thanks for the tip! I love book sales!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Oh that first Christmas picture --I love that Christmas tree!!!!!Many more to come I cannot wait!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Chatty Crone said...

The thought of Christmas in New York . . . no other place like it and New Year's Eve.

Just be careful taking pictures )Lol).