Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday in Staten Island

New Dorp Moravian Church, Staten Island, NY

This seems the perfect post  for a beautiful autumn Sunday. One of the benefits of my job is the opportunity to visit every part of New York City. I don't really visit, but rather attend meetings and public events, and generally I'm giving presentations about the work our agency does. Sometimes the meetings can be contentious, but on the whole I've really enjoyed meeting thousands of New Yorkers -- I've been in this job for almost nineteen years -- answering questions and providing information.    

In the interest of journalistic integrity the pictures were taken last Thursday. I'd never seen this beautiful church before or the historic cemetery that surrounds it. Happily I had my camera with me and after the program I was able to take a few pictures. It was a perfect early autumn day with one of the most beautiful skies I can remember. Actually today is very similar and though it rained last night, today is clear and sunny.  

New Dorp Moravian Cemetery

Grandfather and grandson, two centuries ago

I am linking up with A Rural Journal, one of my favorite places to visit in Blogland. There is a linkup of pictures and Sunday and a great place to visit. 

I've got a leisurely day ahead. Soup making later in the afternoon and a walk and some shopping in a little while. I hope your Sunday is a leisurely and happy day, too! 

17 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Hey Buttercup, I used to live down the street from here! It is a beautiful cemetery and I should really post about it, I have gone exploring there, and visiting friends' graves, in my pre-blogging days. xo

Maple Lane said...

Such pretty photos and perfect Autumn days. Enjoy your afternoon, dear friend.

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

It is a beautiful fall day here too. The clouds keep coming over but for the most part it is sunny. Hope your Sunday is a wonderful one!

unikorna said...

I had an entirely different idea about New York...It's surprising to find out that there are such corners of lovely nature in a big concrete "metropola" like New York. The cemetery seems to share a very interesting story, lovely photos Buttercup :)>

20 North Ora said...

/Thanks for sharing the pretty photos on a wonderful fall day.

Not what you think of when you think of NY.

Judy

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures! It is a gorgeous Fall day here in the South too:) Have a blessed one dear friend, HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

That is a beautiful church. Moravian is that a religion or a nationality? Soup sounds good. Is it getting cooler there?

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Beautiful church...I'm in DE and had the same storm and now the same beautiful blue skies. Our Fall weather here in the north east can truly produce some spectacular skies! Nice to visit your blog and thanks for stopping by mine .

Nellie said...

Good pictures, Buttercup! Have a good, leisurely Sunday!

Susie said...

Buttercup,
I went to a festival with my daughter and husband. We really enjoyed ourselves. Didn't buy anything but garden flags,and food. Hope your day was fun. Smiles, Susie

Mary said...

Your photos perfectly captured a beautiful autumn day and a sense of nostalgia. I hope you have a great week. Blessings...Mary

Renae said...

Such enlightening photographs, thank you. Thank you for your kind words regarding my brother, Mary's brother and the niceness for my sister, too.

Linda Primmer said...

Hi there buttercup, I love your quote, no taxes,no calories and no smoking. The sky looks beautiful. I love this time of year. I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by for a visit.....

Nancy Claeys said...

So happy you were able share with us Buttercup! These are lovely images of Autumn in New York. Sounds like you have an interesting job!

Annmarie Pipa said...

I can feel fall in the air ..
lovely photos!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What beautiful photographs...there's such a sense of serenity in old cemeteries.

Maggid said...

Super Nifty Stuff - thank you for the links - made it easier to find out what they are about . . .
love & love,
-g-