Sunday, January 5, 2014

West Side Sunlit Sunday

I was all set not to post today. Today was one of the two days of the week I was just going to let my mind percolate and be ready to burst forth with great prose later in the week. My goal for today was to visit blog buddies and really enjoy leaving comments. I was doing just that when I came upon a fabulous, terrific linky, Sunlit Sunday at My Little Home and Garden that called my name or at least called for my photograph.  


I took this picture on my walk to the library yesterday. I liked the branches silhouetted against the bright, bright blue sky, and the American flag in the distance. And I loved seeing sunshine after our days of snow.

I think the next few days get the award for the craziest weather ever. Tonight's prediction is a thunderstorm -- yes, in January -- followed by fifty degrees tomorrow and twelve degrees on Tuesday. No matter what the forecast is I am dressing each day as though I was leaving for the Arctic Circle. I even pulled out ski mittens today. I'm going to keep cozy no matter what the temperature, or I may just faint from the heat of my layers.

Off for tea time and "Downton Abbey." Thanks as always for visiting and take good care!

24 comments:

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Carol

One of the nicest perks of a cold, clear winter day is the vibrant blue of the sky and you've certainly shown that.

I'm glad you found your way to Sunlit Sunday and broke your resolution to take the day off from posting. I hope you find some other linked submissions that speak to you.

Your northern neighbour,
Karen

Gert said...

Your photo is so clear and sharp. I too love all the layers...blue sky, flag and people strolling down the sidewalk.

Stay comfortable no matter what you do...dress up, so you can remove layers if necessary. The weather this year is crazy for sure!!

Blessings,
Gert

TARYTERRE said...

I love seeing the snow piled up in contrast to the tree branches kissing the sky. Great pic.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hope you are enjoying your evening, Carol. This is such a pretty photo. The trees and flag are gorgeous against the blue sky.

Grammy Staffy said...

Thank you for taking time to share that pretty picture with us. Do bundle up and stay warm.... or get on a plane and come spend some time with us. It was 81 one day last week.

I know you were not at time's square New Year's eve but I had fun watching the crowd there and I pretended I could see you. Happy New Year Dear. Hugs, Lura

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

I do love your sunlit picture. We had some sun on Saturday here. Now we have more snow and temps with wind chills below zero and it's to be colder tomorrow. Our weather has been crazy. I did watch Downton Abby last night. It was so good to see my favorite show again.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Sunny and cold days always create lovely photo opportunities. I'm visiting from Sunlit Sunday

Lynn said...

This New York day photo doesn't look at all like the NY we've been seeing one the World News reports-it a lovely photo, such crystal clear colours.

Theresa said...

Beautiful picture, thank you for sharing it with me:) IT IS COLD down South! Bitter cold tonight, I will be staying warm! Have a marvelous Monday, BIG HUGS!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a great photo of your view of the city on a cold sunny winter day. You even have some snow there! We've had a lot of snow here already this winter. It's going to be a long one! :) Have a great week! Pamela

Melinda said...

A great picture!

Your weather is better than ours.
Wind chill here -30 degrees below 0
today-one more day of winter break!

Happy Monday.

M : )

BJ PUP said...

At least the weather is keeping you on your toes. Then again, my never being dressed appropriately is why I got sick. So I guess layers is the way to go.

Chel said...

I don't blame you for dressing up for the Arctic! The weather is crazy over in this corner of the world too with floods, rain, wind and then sunshine, just waves and waves of it and very damaging. Roll on summer!

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful picture! UGH..Downton..I am so not happy with the Edna/Mr. Barrows/Anna storyline. I do not like the Edna character one bit..nor Mr. Barrows (is that how you say it?)--not sure where they are going yet with that. Blessings

Nellie said...

Have a good Monday, Carol. Stay warm and safe! We are having the coldest temperatures here than we have had in over 20 years, but the wind chill is the greater concern. We are staying indoors!

Deanna said...

I love your "burst forth with great prose"...I always wish that for myself. I will check out the Sunlit Sunday, and stay safe & warm...it is brutal here!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

very pretty image. We are having much the same weather here in New England. It is very foggy today and into the mid 50s...but is set to freeze up again tonight. It makes for slippery driving.

Ms Sparrow said...

At least when the sun shines, the cold doesn't seem as evil!

Lynda said...

I am keeping extra clothing and a blanket in the car. You just never know when you might need them this winter. So how far do you have to walk to your library? That's the great thing about being in a city is you do have things close enough that you don't have to get in a car and drive.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A beautiful image of a clear winter's day in Buttercupland!

It's summer in New Zealand where I live - hard to imagine that piercing cold.
My daughter lives in France and I've only visited twice for Christmas - I found the cold perishing - it got into my bones!

Sending warm hugs and a pocket full of sunbeams to warm you up!
Shane

Paula said...

It has been colder there than it is here in SE Alaska! Stay warm and cozy!

Thanks so much for your card It was such a nice surprise!

Catherine said...

Dear Carol,

I agree!! What a nice idea, Sunlit Sunday.
Well, keep warm. The temps are so cold!!!
Tea time and a good show is so inviting.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Kathleen said...

Hi Carol!
I never knew your name, always Buttercup to me!
So nice of you to stop by! Hope you have a wonderful 2014! Hang in till Fri., then we can go outside without danger of becoming a popsicle! :)

Ida said...

What a lovely photo. I love the clear blue sky in the shot. It's been nice here but tonight it decided to snow. We are supposed to get rain tomorrow so hopefully it washes the snow away.