Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's Christmas Time in the City -- The Lights Are Bright on Broadway

It's not just Christmas time in the city, it's Christmas Eve. There are less than twenty-four hours to Christmas day. It's a day for cooking, perhaps a few errands left to do and getting ready for celebrating Christmas. I've still got a few cards to write, a few packages to wrap, and a few blog posts to finish. This is the scene as I walk up Broadway doing my errands and enjoying the last day of the season.

The lights of Lincoln Center are my first stop on my way home.
 
I've already stopped at the Farmer's Market a few blocks away and found these treats.
 
 
The aroma from the herb wreaths was lovely. One of the things I will miss most on December 26 is the aroma from herbs and greens that have turned the sidewalks of New York into a forest glade.
 
 
Hansel and Gretel time in a local bakery window
 
This chorus of dogs and penguins made me smile
 
This is the scene on every third block. I feel that I've fallen into a version of Christmas "Ghost Busters."
 
 
Wishes for a bright and beautiful Christmas Eve, with time to enjoy the aromas of the season and many moments of joy and happiness. 

12 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Busy getting ready for Santa. Love the sights from your beloved city. It is the most wonderful time of the year.

Sola Scriptura said...

Those festive treats look delightful and delicious! This morning I've been busy cooking and baking in the kitchen. Tonight we'll enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner with some friends. I wish you a very happy Christmas Eve!

Anne Payne said...

Happy Christmas to you, Carol!!! I have plenty of baking and cooking to do today. We are having a family party tonight and hosting children and grands for dinner tomorrow.

From the Kitchen said...

I've enjoyed a charming "stroll" with you.

Merry, merry!

Best,
Bonnie

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

The sights and the sounds, the smells and the memories of Christmas are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing yours with us. Merry Christmas !

Cattails said...

Beautiful sights! Those treats look so tasty and I would love the fragrance of the herbs. Happy Christmas Eve to you. Mildred

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful. Stay safe, especially with all the craziness down there. Blessings

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love the city pictures so very much. Some heavenly bakeries too. I know what you mean about the wonderful scents around our holidays. I love the scent of pines. Blessings for a happy holiday....enjoy !. xoxo, Susie

Nellie said...

The aroma of fresh greens is such a welcoming one! It would be fun to see these displays in person!

Pam said...

What a great walk while doing errands. So many good things to view. Have a wonderful day!

Catherine said...

Dear Carol, I wish you a very merry & blessed Christmas. xo, Catherine

Annesphamily said...

What a wonderful share. We have frigid temps and ice and snow. Ugh! Pretty when you can look at it but we have to go to the dentist tomorrow across town. Argh....But I will smile thru it all. I have several projects I am working on around my house and I have felt sorry for poor pitiful me. So once this dental surgery heals I am going to pour myself into my housework! LOL! Love your photo shares. Hugs, Anne