Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday in New York


It was a glorious Sunday in New York today. The air was clear, the sun was bright -- though not too hot -- and the city was festive. Whether it was because it was Mother's Day or the beautiful weather or a combination of both, it was lovely. Any qualms about living here just disappeared and I enjoyed every sunny minute of the day. A high point was walking to Michael's -- with two coupons -- and discovering my major purchase was an unmarked sale item. Hurray! With my gift card -- thanks, K! -- and the coupons my total came to $1.57.

One of the activities in good weather in New York is the street fair. Major streets are closed and vendors of all types set up shop for the day. It's annoying when your bus is routed blocks out of the way, but fun to stroll down Broadway, where these pictures were taken last week, and try valiantly to stick to healthy eating. The fair I encountered today was on Amsterdam Avenue, but background excepted, it's very similar to these pictures which I took last week on Broadway. 


Cooked foods...

 ...and snacks.

 The subway t-shirts caught my eye. 

There were a lot of fun things for children.

Face painting...

Bounce House...

...and a very cute puppet show, which kept this child-at-heart interested. 

After carefully looking at the Blogger FAQs I can now link and easily post again and I promise that I will not play with the controls again...Ever! I am so happy to have the blog back to where it was a week ago before I went exploring. 

The whirl of work starts again tomorrow, but it's a short week. I'm off to Rochester on Friday for my friends' son's graduation. I was in Rochester last year for David's college graduation and we will be back as he receives his graduate degree. His brother will be a senior at Rochester next year, so happily it will be three in a row. 

Wishes to all for bright and blessed week!

12 comments:

Lynda said...

When winter is over and the street vendors come out, that's the fun of NYC, isn't it? Plus, sunshine before all the heat of summer makes for a festive air.
Thanks for sharing your joyful day!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like fun!
Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful. Sounds like you got a bargain at Michael's. Yea!
Have a fun and safe trip.

Melinda

Barbara F. said...

Hello Buttercup and thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Pat's blog and she is one of the reason's I started blogging! So now we have 3 boroughs covered. And there is a girl in the Bronx, Lorraine. She follows me. 4 out of 5 boroughs is good! Shows we are not all jaded New Yawkers :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love attending street fairs in Manhattan this time of the year. Thank you for your best wishes and I hope you also had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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

I hope your week is one that is bright and beautiful too! Happy Monday!

Betty Rubble said...

All I'm saying is...jealous :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

We all love to enjoy the good weather and fun, don't we? Congratulations on your Rochester visits!! I know you are so proud! blessings ~ tanna

TheNote said...

You just reminded me of a favorite song . . "I'm not lost, i am exploring, life is an adventure worth exploring - thought i may not know where I'm going . . I am not lost - I'm exploring . . . "
(by Jana Stanfield) - the "Orphan's Prayer" - "Kaddish" - (I bet you know it now, yes? It totally praises the Holy One.)
love & love,
-g-

Pam said...

How fun, wish we had more of that in Chicago! And it's great that the weather was sunny and beautiful! Have a good week!!!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo...the street fair looks amazin'! Looks like the perfect place to enjoy Mother's Day!

I'm so glad ya found your way back after explorin' in Blogger. Don't ya just hate it when ya get lost in there....it's a scary place! Heeehehehe!

God bless ya and have a beautiful week sweetie!!! :o)

Mary said...

I loved New York in the spring. I loved the vendors that seem to spill onto the street once the weather warms. I sometimes miss the city. It looks like you had a great day. Blessings...Mary

LDH said...

How much I enjoy visiting your neck of the woods through your words and photos! Wishing you a wonderful time in Rochester this coming weekend!