Monday, September 4, 2017

The First Day of Autumn...


 
Morning glories in Battery Park City gardens and New Jersey across the river


...Is officially the third week of September, but unofficially it began yesterday. The morning was in the sixties and raining and it really was sweater weather. I chose to have a very low key Labor Day weekend and my only plan for the day was to meet my college roommate and do "something" outside. We chose my favorite walk in New York City in Lower Manhattan. We walked from South Ferry at the very southern end of the island to Franklin Street in Tribeca. Because it was raining it wasn't crowded and we had the walking path to ourselves most of the time, a rare occurrence. We walked, drank coffee, took pictures, ate lunch at one of my favorite places and caught up on weeks of life. It was just the perfect something to do.
 
We stopped to explore Le District in Brookfield Place, a very upscale shopping area. The restaurant has a series of sections for different categories of French food. We were taken with the beautiful tin boxes and the goodies that go inside. These boxes were displayed with delicious caramels. It took a lot of will power to restrain ourselves from more than a sample. We were good support for each other.
 
The gardens in this neighborhood make me forget I'm in one of the most densely populated islands in the world. What a delightful and easy escape. 


I can't do a post about this walk without including a picture of my favorite sight in New York City. I posted it on Instagram this morning -- though with a different filter -- and a friend commented that she loved it. I wrote that if I was getting a tattoo -- very unlikely -- I would get the Statue of Liberty. For a few years my work view was this part of New York harbor and I saw the sunset over the Lady in the Harbor every week day. From time to time someone would comment that I probably didn't even notice it after I'd been there for years. My answer was always the same. I am in awe Every.Single.Day and I still am.

I'm not sure if it's the chill in the air over the weekend, but I'm back in a writing mood. I know it won't be a post every day, but I think it will be more than the once a twice a week of my summer hiatus.

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care!
 

11 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

Your walk sounds like an ideal way to spend the day.

Chatty Crone said...

Lovely walk. And you would get a tattoo of the Stature of Liberty. I don't think I am going to do any tattoos.

TARYTERRE said...

what willpower you have. i couldn't have left a tin of carmels sit there and walk away. they sound delicious. i'm glad you had a wonderful day.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a joy to have that visual of Lady Liberty every day.

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

The statue of Liberty is an amazing sight and you are blessed to see her in person. I can only enjoy the view from your pictures. Sweet land of liberty for sure ! Happy fall !

Deanna Rabe said...

What a beautiful view.

I'm loving the fall feel of the weather, too, and to me it is now fall as well!

Denise said...

That last photo is just exquisite.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, to enjoy a leisurely stroll and chat over lunch (without constantly looking at one's wristwatch) sounds heavenly.

That image of the tall ship and Lady Liberty is wonderful!

Theresa said...

Beautiful sights and it feels like Autumn here too:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love your tattoo. LOL. Yes, you could never get gilded to that awesome sight. Good for you walking and resisting temptation. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Paula Kaye said...

I long to see the Statue of Liberty with my own eyes. Maybe someday!