Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday in New York

After yesterday's excitement today was a quiet day. I spent the morning catching up on indoor chores and made a batch of carrot-apple-ginger soup. The apples were a new addition to my favorite standby soup and they work well in it. I went out this afternoon to a benefit book sale which supports social service programs in the neighborhood. I found some great Christmas presents and am feeling (somewhat) organized in that area. 

While yesterday was bright and sunny and a perfect fall day, today had a much more reflective look of late November. It seemed that the leaves had dropped off the trees overnight and I saw more bare branches than bright autumn leaves. One plus is that the details on the wonderful turn-of-the century brownstones in the neighborhood are much easier to see. 


I hope everyone is having a sweet Sunday. I've got a cup of coffee -- at this hour decaf, of course! -- and the NY Times puzzle ahead of me. I hope your evening is as relaxed and happy. 

10 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Sweet Sunday. Even though I am retired two years, I still enjoy cooking on Sundays, and a whole lot of relaxing with the paper afterwards~ xo

LDH said...

Quiet days after busy ones are most appreciated in my life. It just doesn't happen too often.

Yum... carrot-apple-ginger soup! That must have warmed the soul in a wonderful way!

Lovely, Photo.

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

Glad you have a nice restful evening ahead of you. I remember when I worked how much that was appreciated. It's all pretty much bare here too and it's been a dark dreary day, but cozy inside so that's where I've been.

LDH said...

me again...

John and I will be in NYC early Dec. Any chance you would have time to meet for coffee/lunch on the 2nd? Also, any suggestions for things to see/do around Times Square. Appreciate your thoughts :)

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like my kind of day. ENJOY the rest of yours. GORGEOUS photo of the Brownstones. It feels good to have a handle on holiday shopping. I am usually so disorganized, but everything works out in the end. Take care.

Lynda said...

One thing I do miss about living in upstate NY is the architecture - - - not only in the homes but also the cathedrals. It is beautiful - - - - somewhat "Old World" in many areas.

Christina Farley said...

I really like your blog. And what a lovely picture. Classic architecture.

Country Dreaming said...

Yesterday was sunny and warm, today was cloudy and cold. It is amazing what a difference 24 hrs. can make!
Thank you for your thoughs and pryers for Mr. Ken.

Melinda

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Looks as though you have had a wonderfully exciting weekend. I love it. Everything looks so pretty around you, and I would definitely say Thanksgiving is in the air. I imagine it will change rather quickly soon.

I love seeing your Saturday treat as well. How fun to be off with friends and have such a lovely day. Ending of course with a wonderful taste treat. Toffee, did you say toffee? Oh count me in as well.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving sweet friend. Thank you so much for being a blogging friend and having blessed my life. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Nezzy said...

Awwwww, the street looks like so many of the streets we see on TV and the movies filmed in your great city.

God bless and you have a wonderfully blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving sweetie!!!

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