Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear...

No, my friends, it wasn't Santa, but it was one of my favorite parts of the season. 
 
On Saturday night this was the scene on Broadway...
 
...and I knew the Christmas trees were on the way. This is one of the things I most look forward to at this time of year. It's my own little urban forest, all up and down Broadway and throughout the city. It's the arrival of the Christmas trees from Northern New England and Canada. I especially enjoy the aroma of pine and spruce and Douglas fir. 
 
This is the scene this afternoon just down the street ...
 
 
The trees are here!
 
I think it's early to buy a tree, especially with the dry heat in most New York apartments, but happy wishes to anyone who does their decorating now. The trees are a wonderful treat. 
 
It's not summer in New York City anymore and it sounds like winter is on the way, but I've got everything I need to do some cooking tomorrow. I will be with friends in Westchester, just north of New York City, on Thanksgiving Day and I will be bringing fresh cranberry relish with pears and candied ginger. It's a favorite of mine and I will be making a double batch to keep some at home. It's delicious any time with yogurt. I hoped to post a link to the recipe taken years ago from Cooking Light. Though I found a lot of recipes for cranberries, pears and ginger, I didn't find the one I use. 

Despite the festivity and fun of Thanksgiving, my heart is in Missouri, along with my prayers for peace and calm. 

As ever, thanks for visiting. Wishes for safe travel and take good care!

12 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks like a set for a movie! Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Barb said...

I also have my cranberry relish made - I use oranges and apples. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! It's looking like Christmas on the streets of NYC.

Nellie said...

Peace and calm! Yes! In such need all around us!

Your cranberry relish sounds divine! I know it will be much appreciated!

Winter is threatening to make an appearance here, too. We shall see!

Terra said...

How good to have the scent of pine in the city. Have a lovely Thanksgiving and yes, I hope the rioting stops and peace returns soon.

TARYTERRE said...

My daughter lives in St. Louis. Peace and calm is my heartfelt wish too. LOVE those beautiful trees. The aroma must be heavenly.

Theresa said...

Yep, too early for a tree:) I am praying for peace, in Missouri and all over the USA! We had arrests here in Atlanta last night:(

Have a blessed Thanksgiving dear friend! Stay warm! HUGS!

Kerin said...

What a great insiders look at NYC!!
You know, I love seeing your city from your perspective. Makes it more 'real' to me, as I've never visited NYC, and may never have the opportunity.... so thank you!!!

Your cranberry relish with pears and ginger sounds delish!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

your friend...
Kerin

Susie said...

Buttercup, I hope you enjoy your thanksgiving with friends. I would so scared of a life tree this early. Cooler and smarter heads need to prevail all over. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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

I love seeing the trees in lots around our town ready to adorn someones home with the pine smelling goodness. I hope you do have a safe trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving !

Simply Linda said...

Squealing with delight...loveeeeeee this post. Happy Thanksgiving, Buttercup.

Melinda said...

Woo hoo---trees!

Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving.

My heart is in my home state of Missouri too. So sad right now for those folks. Prayers are most needed NOW!

Have a wonderful holiday.

M :)

Sola Scriptura said...

I've been Christmas shopping this week and now I'm ready for hot chocolate and Christmas music! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!