Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Once Again, Autumn in New York


The view from Central Park, looking east
 
Facebook graciously reminded me that I have posted pictures titled "Autumn in New York," both last year and in 2013 on November 15. I tend to think the peak of autumn is in October, but clearly recently the peak of autumn here is mid-November. Today is chilly and rainy and I am so grateful to have a relatively unplanned day. But yesterday was the most glorious autumn in New York day. After morning yoga I walked up Central Park West -- the western edge of Central Park -- and was treated to glorious foliage.

Another view of the park, this time at West 81st Street. 
 


My walk included the American Museum of Natural History, one of my favorite places in New York City. Two topiary dinosaurs grace the front of the museum for the holiday season and I got to see them being decorated. Each wears a wreath and they will be adorned -- probably completed  after I left -- with lights. I think I need a return visit later in the season. The flag in the background is the flag of New York City.


The museum faces Central Park and I happily spent time sitting in this area gazing at the park in all of its autumn beauty. Generally the steps entering the museum are packed with people, but I practically had the area all to myself. I just had to share the afternoon with my dinosaur friends and that was a complete pleasure. Can't think of better company!  

I'm about to embark on a very local -- up the block and across the street -- adventure. You know there will be pictures!

As ever, thanks for visiting. Wishes for a cozy Tuesday.

11 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

This certainly has been a beautiful fall and it has lasted much longer than usual. We have been blessed with these beautiful days.g

Paula Kaye said...

Today here in Kansas it is 71* A crazy fall for sure!

Summer said...

Beautiful ♥

Sr. Ann Marie said...

This fall has been especially beautiful in this part of Pennsylvania (outside Philadelphia) this year. In mid-October I went on a bus trip to New York City and took a boat ride up the Hudson River. It was advertised as a fall foliage tour but for the most part, the leaves were just in the early stages of changing. However, it was a lovely ride. I love your photos of Central Park. That is one of my "dreams"--to see Central Park. I don't think I have a really clear idea of how large it really is!! I remember reading that there is a castle there plus restaurants, theaters, etc. Can't quite imagine it!

Deanna Rabe said...

I think our autumn's are very similar this year. We have some trees still changing color and they are so beautiful!

What a lovely day you had!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Beautiful pictures, Carol! Autumn has been late here too. Still a lot of leaves on the trees, and they didn't start the real changing of colors until the last couple of weeks. Thank you for taking us on a lovely walk!

peggy said...

Of all the things in New York, I think I would like to see Central Park the most.

Theresa said...

Beautiful Autumn views! Enjoy your day in your gorgeous city, HUGS!

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

This has been a beautiful fall here too. So many lovely days. I spy a Christmas wreath in one of your pictures. We'll soon be watching the Thanksgiving parade in NYC and welcoming Santa! Hard to believe it's almost that most wonderful time of year again!

Melinda said...

Our temps have been in the 70's today.
Who would have thought?

But things are getting Christmasy around here though.

M : )

Susie said...

Buttercup, You are never short on wonderful views. I love that the museum is across from the park. Blessings, xoxo, Susie