Normally unnoticed details on buildings, like handrails & finials, now look like 21st century sculptures.
Today's bright blue sky and sun have already begun to melt away yesterday's magic.
I don't think I'll be seeing my car for at least a week. The snow plows managed to bank it in pretty well and the drifting snow on the sidewalk comes up to my thighs. Here's the view from in front of my brownstone looking up & down 8th Street:
All day yesterday CBS-TV had a crew reporting live from 7th Ave around the corner. That street was repeatedly plowed...guess it helps to have Methodist Hospital just a block away.
The path to my front door gives you an idea of how deep the snow is.
Don't think I'll be eating in the back garden anytime soon.
This was Twink's first encounter with snow and it turns out that she's a Floridian after all. One look at the pile of snow confronting her at the front door and she ran back in.
usual view out the window was blocked by snow, she gave up trying to see outside. Then it was time for jammies.
We were very lucky to experience minimal power outages & injuries. All vehicles were banned from driving on City streets after 2:30pm yesterday. New Yorkers took advantage of the empty streets by cross country skiing, sledding, having snow ball fights and walking around & down the middle of normally busy avenues. Of course, staying in was a good excuse for me to read the New Yorker, watch movies & bake some goodies.
It may be cold outside, but it's beautiful, and I'm glad to be home.
Love from the Big (White) Apple,
Bonni & DaTwink
381 8th St., Apt 1 Brooklyn, NY 11215