Watching the River
These photos are from last week, when winter was getting set to fade away. . . . Snow is now falling again and such views have returned. Here in NYC the annual St Patrick's Day Parade is coming to the end of its stretch up 5th Ave to 86th St from where the real parade will start in earnest in the many bars up and down nearby 1st, 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Wrapping up and heading out soon to see what I can find . . . . Keep warm, keep cool. Wherever you are! * * * * *
Gorgeous, Patti !! I love the shot of the trash barge. Now, I’m missing my Staten Island Ferry commute. Looking forward to your parade shots ! T. (Stay warm)
Oh Theodora, isn’t it so touching as to what pulls at the heartstrings – that a trash barge should exert such a pull! And I love that there is a treasure trove of Staten Island commute stories lurking within your wonderful people, places and bling!
I’m sure it will be good, whatever it is!!
Thank you Derrick, working on the wide brief that is whatever! 🙂
I knew you could do it!! 🙂
🙂 You are very kind!
The fog says it all. A shroud over a city waiting to blossom. Love it.
And won’t those blossoms be worth the wait! Hope all good where you are Tom!
Wonderfully atmospheric shots, again. Have a good time!
To tell you the truth Richard, I have big soft spot for a spot of bad weather – when it is colder rather than scorching. Do you have a preference?
Lovely shots. Really amazing images. Your title and images remind of the Loggins & Messina song, Watching The River Run.
No willow trees on this stretch of the river Terry but how mesmerising is it watching any river run?
what great impression!
we’re also waiting for spring, had some loverly days, but the last few days look like your photos…
Don’t you get the feeling that winter is just playing around with us now, reluctant to leave the stage . . .
I can not believe. Continuous cold in NY, here and start cold days and the heat is becoming in the memories of the heart.
Good photos my friend.
Dear Carlos, whatever the weather, the heat in the heart is what matters!
Thank you as always
Love that smack of color on the tug cruising through the shroud of gray! Lots of action in your still shots, Patti!
And it was a blue shade that did the smacking! Usually the tug boats have a livery of red and yellow – I am guessing here at the appropriate turn of phrase where “livery” and “transport” are concerned . . .
I like the calming effect these photos have on me – remembering the quietness of the gentle snowfall. It’s like being there all over again. Always a good feeling!
The years are totting up now Miss Gaynor since last you felt that falling snow . . . looking forward to you being here again where good feelings await patiently for reconnection!
It’s still in the planning stages…. but I will get there, have no fear. x
I always feel for people out on boats in the winter weather – all damp and cold and miserable, just like your pictures here. Then there’s the beacon of an exuberant little aqua tug and I feel much more optimistic. Love that shot! Have fun out with the paraders 🙂
So funny you should say that Meredith – I always had the idea that people out in those boats had fresh, salty air running through their veins and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! Full disclosure, I have no desire to ever go on a luxury cruise but if ever I had the chance to travel on board a merchant ship I would jump at the chance. Perhaps I have problems . .. .
Thank you so much Meredith for enjoying the view with me and here’s to the little blue tug!
Love the toddler
Isn’t she gorgeous!
The wonder of snow in childhood, beautifully captured.
Amazing what you get used to Allan! How is the winter where you are?
Actually not too severe, fortunately. We’ve had a small number of short blizzards, and chilly days here and there but I’ve seen these parts get far worse.
As a result of global warming, we still have to be concerned that the animals and vegetation will suffer severely. If their routines get thrown off, so will ours .
Exactly! I have been reading, and have seen for myself, the horror stories of algae in Lakes Michigan and Eerie which are being fed by agricultural fertilisers. Not to mention the sink holes in Florida!
We’ve been lucky again this year, almost no ice or snow throughout winter, lot of rain though. I like them all but my favourite is the first one…
But online UK press reports have the entire kingdom in a state of constant “CHAOS” – snow, ice, eternal winter, travel traffic chaos (that word again!). . . . where would we be without the weather!
Thank you for your kind words Mike. After peering through the river fog, mist and falling snow I caught sight of the pink toddler who was having so much fun out there!
I love that black and white effect on your photo so cool to the eyes, Patti.
How warm is it where you are John? It is fascinating how weather effects reduce colour to monochrome . . .
Thank you very much indeed andipab!
great foggy winter shots – you’ll be happy in summer, that you made these shots to compare the forwards of the seasons …
The transposition of virtual reality. Thank you Frizz for the cool aid!
This snow baby pic made me smile 🙂 Patti, keep warm!
She was such a bright little cherub in the cold! You take care Paula!
We just had the hottest summer on record,so, looking so forward to your cold, snow and frost pictures. Love the shot of the todler looking at the wonders of the world.
Gerard, I am a day or two later in replying to your comment (thank you!) but it is snowing here again, and hard! More frosty pics on the way for you. Extreme record breaking summer weather seems so far away indeed and I do hope it wasn’t too nasty for you.
These shots remind me very much of where I grew up! I lived by a river, too (although it was really more of a trickle than a river at times – certainly not many barges floating about in it)! Anyway… snow dancing about on the banks was a common sight every year (before it froze and/or after it thawed), always so relaxing to watch. Although I have to admit it was a bit easier to watch for longer periods of time during warmer weather… is it spring yet?!
SiG, I would love to know more about your snow dancing by the river, and that frozen tundra of a Dakota where you grew up. The duration and change of seasons appear in so many dramatic variations it, the weather, is almost the best show in town. As for spring, not here and not tonight where it is snowing heavily . . . .
Fab shots as usual Patti, hope you had fun 🙂
I can’t say I can relate to all the hoopla over the arrival of spring, but ‘stay cool’…that’s a wish 🙂
Thank you Madhu for your warm wishes for staying cool! Where to start on the spring arrival hoopla for which we have the venerable pagans of long ago northern climes to thank, I think . . . 🙂
These are lovely moody shots Patti and you have tugged a huge string of connections for people! I was too busy wondering about snow falling on rivers (and boats) to even notice the colour. However, I share the love of some wild ‘bad’ weather, especially now that I don’t have to get up and go to work in it. I think the change in seasons comes just in time to save us all!
and I know how well you work your paintbrush with those wonderful wild seas! You are so right about the changing seasons coming just in time to save us. Remember when food was as seasonal as the weather?
Yes I do Patti! Now we realise it’s out of season when the price has gone up. All the choices most of the time! Spoiled aren’t we?
Luckily the weather was good enouhg to sit in the park and have a few beers when I was in New York.
But the beer is good enough in the bad weather to sit indoors at a bar!
I like the foggy way the photo’s came out. It makes the weather come to life. Those were the days I disliiked the most. I found them depressing and sullen. In a photo it’s creative. Nice shots ….
Thank you Isadora, so pleased you enjoyed the postcards form the cold north to you in the warmth of Florida!