Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunlit Friday, Saturday and Sunday

We've had sun for three days in a row. It's been a cold sunshine, but happily sun. It hasn't come a moment too sun, because I'm sad to admit eleven days into 2015 I have cabin fever already. Today my goal was to get to the gym, but the thought of being inside when I could be out and walking was too painful. I chose to walk most of the way to my destination on West 47th Street and yes, it was cold, but not too cold to walk and enjoy the sunshine.

We had our first snow of the winter on Friday and I didn't get far, but I did get to the library, half a mile from where I live. It was snowing when I left my building, but it stopped as I walked over. I was concerned I wouldn't have pictures for Sunlit Sunday, but happily there was lots of sun.

 Goodbye, Christmas trees!
By the time I walked home the sky was brilliant blue and the sun was bright. I got the sun I was so hoping for. 

I'm pretty sure one reason cabin fever set in so early -- besides the cold, cold weather -- was the news of the last few days. I've had the good fortune to travel to Paris a number of times, worship in one of the synagogues in Paris and my paternal grandfather lived in Paris before coming to New York in 1914. It's difficult to feel hopeful, but I'm looking for the sun whenever I can find it. 
 My heart and my prayers are in Paris.   
As always, thanks for visiting. Take good care and sending you sunny wishes.  


Simply Linda said...

Buttercup, will you be so kind to send some of that sunshine to us in western NY? Standing with Paris. Blessings

Linda E said...

Your pictures are lovely, especially the sky. My heart goes out to those in Paris.

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

The sunshine does brighten our days for sure. I've been enjoying being in as it's been bitter cold out even with the sun. More snow here today so I'll get out and shovel later on but am just delighted to be sitting here and not having to go off to work anymore.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Love the beautiful sky photos.

I too, am sad about what has happened in France.

Have a lovely week.



GORGEOUS pictures of the sky and clouds. They are uplifting given what happened in Paris.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Enjoy your sunshine! Even if it's cold, sunshine in the winter months helps to stave off the blues.

I've never been to Paris but am shocked by the terrorist killings there.

Nellie said...

Wonderful pictures, Buttercup. No sun here today - just rain, rain, and more rain!

My heart aches for Paris.:(

Mevely317 said...

I always look forward to your pictures, Carol. You've quite an eye for capturing a feeling.

It's heartbreaking to witness the hatred in Paris - but I'm encouraged by everyone's resiliency.

Melinda said...

Fresh air is always good!
My students finally got n
outside recess today!

Thinking of those in Paris.

M : )

Becky K. said...

The happenings in Paris are so very, very sad. Hate such as this is heartbreaking.
It is good to see the sun....and know that better days are coming.

Sola Scriptura said...

I love seeing that bright blue NY sky! My thoughts are in Paris too.