Sunday, August 19, 2012

Buttercup of Little Faith Learns Her Lesson

About five minutes after I posted yesterday I regretted my commitment to take pictures of my leisurely New York City afternoon. I had a few vague plans with none of it very exciting. Even Broadway, which is usually crowded and lively was very quiet. I stopped for an iced coffee before doing my errands and while I drank my coffee I was wondering what could I possibly photograph. Buttercup, ye of little faith! New York City didn't fail me. I doubted New York City.

A minute after I came out of the bagel store where I went for coffee a pedicab pulled up to the curb and a bride and groom appeared in full wedding attire.
 

Shame, shame on me for doubting a fun and lively sight on the streets of New York, even on a quiet Saturday afternoon in August. I will not be doubting New York City again.

This afternoon I was standing in the center median of Broadway, attempting to finish crossing the street, when a flotilla of motorcycles and ATVs passed by.

 Coming down Broadway...

...Perhaps on the way to Times Square

Just when I think New York or the universe or life hasn't much too offer, I need to remember just to think again. We never know what's just around the corner or down the street. 

It's been a fun weekend and I so enjoyed being outside. The weather has been terrific, just the summer days we have been waiting for. I did get in a lot of walking, found a new (to me) park in a neighborhood I haven't explored before and in a little while I will be having dinner with a friend. Hope your weekend was one of sweet surprises, too. 

Wishes for a sweet week!

20 comments:

Connie Arnold said...

Glad you had a good weekend. Thanks for sharing some of the fun! So true that we never know what's around the corner. The excitement in my weekend is visiting others on their blogs and sharing in their experiences like this!

Theresa said...

Sounds like New York didn't let you down:) Loved seeing the bride and groom, sweet memory for them! Have a blessed evening dear friend and wonderful week ahead, HUGS!

Lorraine said...

Those were fun photo opps in your lively city! Nice to hear you are having a delightful weekend!

Maggid said...

OH, how entirely fun!!!!
Thank you,
-g-

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like a lot of fun to live there! sandie

Lynda said...

What a beautiful dress that bride was wearing. Even though it's not a frontal shot of the groom, he looks so young. I wonder where the rest of their wedding party was located?

Kerin said...

I just LOVE your blog!
You always have such interesting, great posts!
This post was a lot of fun to read :)

New York seems like a world away, esp. to me....living in a little teeny-tiny town, in a mountain valley, in Utah.

I so enjoy you sharing your daily life, and adventures with us.
Thank you!!

Hope you have a great week!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

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

I can only imagine that there must be something new and different to see there every day. Even in my small town, I find nothing stays the same. We had a beautiful weekend here too.

Nellie said...

As I have suspected for many years, it is always possible to see something worthy of a photograph happening in New York City! How exciting to see a bride and groom on the street!

Maple Lane said...

Lovely bride and groom! Glad you are enjoying good weather and a new park to walk in. I hope you have a nice week!

TARYTERRE said...

You are so right Buttercup. "We never know what's just around the corner." Must enjoy every moment. Your city is filled with all kinds of interesting things. Loved the motorcycles. But the bride and groom outside the bagel store was priceless.

Grammy Staffy said...

What fun pictures....nope....New York did not let you down. I am thankful that you are well enough to enjoy being out again. Hug, Lura

Marie said...

I have found that life brings something exciting to the table each and every day. It may not always be an excitement I want to experience, lol, but it's there all the same! Thanks for sharing! xxoo

Ms Sparrow said...

There's always something new just around the corner!

Just Be Real said...

That is too funny! What great pics. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Susie said...

Buttercup, So sorry I missed you in NYC. We toured the NBC studios on Saturday and St. Patrick's cathedral. I loved your city. I want to come back some time. My ankles are hurting from so much walking....but it's the best way to see everything. Our hotel was 1/2 block from Times square. xo, Susie

Ana Eugénio said...

what a delightful post. wise words and interesting photos. love it! thank you for sharing. wish you a beautiful week too. xxo

Catherine said...

Dear Buttercup, I am happy you had a beautiful weekend. I love to people watch too. There is always something to see. Blessings dear, Catherine xo

Mimi said...

HI BUTTERCUP!!!
Loved the shot of the Bride and groom!!!!I often snap pics of Brides and grooms....but mostly when on vacation!!
Where were they going???In for some coffee perhaps???
I bet it was Motorcycle week-end or that is a BIG group of friends out for a Sat. drive!!
hugs,
jamie

Andrea, Bees and Buttercups said...

Hi! Your blog is an upbeat view of NYC!
I just want to say that perhaps the motorcycles were part of the 911 motorcycle ride. I was on I-95 in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia that morning and there were lots of them with police and fire truck escorts, and perhaps this group you saw was traveling to meet up with them. I think the destination was Shanksville, PA. love,andrea