Sunday, December 21, 2008

First Week of Snow

Christmas season in New York City is just as we had always imagined it would be - beautiful and festive. Henry David Thoreau said "live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit." We have been doing just that. This week was our first week of snow here. Last month my co-workers told me that it normally doesn't snow in NYC during Christmas time and so they were amazed when I got my Christmas wish of snow!

Central park covered in snow in the distance looks beautiful and spooky; like a forest scene in a fairy tale.

The union square holiday shops tents.

We definitely need snow boots to walk around. The streets are so slippery it's like ice skating on them.