Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Not-So Sunlit Tuesday

I am sad to confess that I missed the first Sunlit Sunday linkup of the season. For anyone needing a little -- or a lot -- of sunlight in the midst of winter days this is a great place to visit. I had every good intention, but life and fatigue got in my way. Yesterday was my last day of jury duty and I was tired when I got home from both my civic responsibility and shoe shopping. I'm glad yesterday was my last day downtown because it's functionally winter in New York and we have snow. I'm glad to be able to be home this morning drinking coffee and not on the subway in my boots and down coat. 

I did enjoy being downtown and taking pictures of the buildings and skyline. The latter is rapidly changing and so different from when I worked in the neighborhood thirty years ago. I've been posting pictures of the sights of the area and have several more posts to share in the next week. Today I want to share a few pictures of sunny skies I took last week.

I am a fan of photographing water towers -- the structure on top of the building in the center of the picture -- and this one caught my attention.

  There seems to be building everywhere in Lower Manhattan and cranes are ubiquitous.
Yesterday I found another crane, the Woolworth Building -- now condos -- the Freedom Tower on the far right and the also ubiquitous New York City traffic.
I am happy to have finished jury duty and happier still to be back to my more usual life. I'm in my exercise clothes and will be leaving for the gym in a little while. I would much prefer to stay in, but I need to make up for lost gym time. This is my first test of getting to the gym in the winter and I don't want to skip two months because there is snow. 
As always, thanks for visiting, and thanks for bringing me sunlight every day.


Stephanie said...

Hi Carol! Your photos are lovely and I especially like the last one :)

Have a beautiful day filled with lots of lovely sunshine :) Hugs!

Theresa said...

The sun is shining thru the blinds here in Georgia! It is cold outside and getting much colder later this week! Enjoy your day dear friend, good for you getting to the gym:) HUGS!

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

It is sunny here today but I appreciate your pictures of sunny skies. I'm thankful these dark and cold days when the sun shines, even if it doesn't really seem to add much warmth. We had a few inches of new snow so with the addition of sunshine it is very bright outside !

Maggid said...

Can't you just hear it??? "Here Comes the Sun . . do-do-do-do!!" We could keep the song in our hearts and watch for signs of Spring on the proverbial horizon . . . I sure hear you abut changing city scenes . . I can walk around Las Vegas that way - and point to places that were once there . . like a loon - because all evidence is long gone . . (of course, we have photos . . giggle) Happy Day!

Simply Linda said...

Hey Buttercup, you always bring sunshine to your posts! Thank you friend. Blessings

Linda E said...

Loved the pictures and I am glad jury duty is over, and you can do what you want, when you want!

Nellie said...

Thank you, Buttercup, for the sunshine you bring to us with your blog! Take care, and stay warm!


Love the photographs of the interesting buildings. I'm fond of water towers, too. Glad you are back to your normal schedule. It can be stressful to have things changed up for whatever reason.

Sola Scriptura said...

The sky looks like such a lovely shade of blue in your pictures :) Well done with your determination to go to the gym. I'm finally out of the routine of eating holiday sweets!

Catherine said...

Happy New Year!
I hope that this year brings much joy and happiness and many blessings to you.
Stay warm and enjoy.
xo Catherine

Robyn Campbell said...

WOW, Carol,. You have become a great photographer. I love how you used the shadows in some of these. That sky is gorgeous. Well done you. I've been trying to do a better job at framing my subjects.

Glad you're done with jury duty. UGH. But it is our civic duty.

Ms. A said...

Wanted to thank you for dropping in!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's nice to see the views I so often saw, Carol. I heard the Woolworth building is now offering tours of their magnificent lobby again. I used to walk through that lobby many years ago when i had a after school job in an insurance company when I was in HS!

Happy and healthy New year!

Buttons said...

Oh these are wonderful shots. I do hope you are feeling more rested now. B

Kerin said...

Beautiful skyline pictures.
Love that little lone water tower.

Have a great day, enjoy your time of resting up :)


Melinda said...

Very cool pics!

Always good to get back to a
normal routine.

M : )