Central Park during the blizzard.
I love the eerie beauty snowfall causes, vast empty, peaceful spaces where there would normally be the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. These capture that brilliantly.
Thank you so much and hope you get to enjoy such moments where you are!
Does look very different… Hope you have warm snow boots. 😉
Did the wolves come down from the north? 🙂
The howling winds were on their own and as for the boots, they’re not the best but when they’re your only boots well . . . . they become the best! Thank you Brian.
(whispering: did you sledge down a hill in the Park?)
(I suddenly had a doubt: sledge or sled? OMG, checked: sledge – as I remembered – is UK, sled is US. Sledge it is then)
(So back to whispering: did you?)
Did I? No I didn’t! Getting up and down some of the stairs was certainly a trial so happily no sledding, sledging or sliding. Although I did get blown over into a snow drift but that was OK!
Blown over? By whom or what?
The City has gone..Should be very nice in B&W !
Lovely to hear from you, thank you Didier. Yes I agree with you about the B&W but I kept these as shot because of the smudges and tones of colour which I saw in real time. The City, you will be pleased to know, is back!
I love winter snow and black and white photographs…thought about you as I saw a photo…so few people…have fun Patti!
They go together so well don’t they!Hop e you’re having fun as well, thank you Hedy!
Yes busy…life gets in the way sometimes ☺️ thanks for sharing your winter days!
It looks so cold! Great captures!!
Cold enough for sure but then you know all about that up in Minnesota! Settling in ok I hope!!!
Wow these images are gorgeous Patti 😀 You must have been out all day, Central Park and the Bronx.
Thank you so much Joe and yes, I was out for most of the day . . . . I started out in Central Park and it was ok but then I realized the trains were still running so I decided to hit the South Bronx and it was there weirdly enough the thrill kicked in. As you know cars were declared off road after 2.30pm apart from emergency vehicles. There were so few people about but so much snow blowing about. From there I walked to Harlem and then kept going on foot down the different avenues and streets all the way home. Via a bar near home for an warm Old Fashioned!
All good and thawed out out your way by now?
Wonderful images, Patti. They convey the muffled quietness of snow. (minus the howling winds!) Great set.
Thank you Jane, it’s a quiet wild out there!
Lovely shots, great as they are ( as opposed to b&w – there are very subtle tones that you captured well ). I like the composition on the first one – my favourite : the wind in the delicate branches of the willow over the pond, which is not entirely covered with ice, which means it is not that cold.
Snow covering the branches and trunks, specially in the last photo, like using a special brush dusting snow on the trees.
All softness. I can hear the silence in the city… snow smothering its usual buzz. It even looks like Montreal does when we get our 30 cm or even more, a few times every year — around 40 cm + just a few weeks ago, on the last day of 2015, a little more than 45 cm at about the same time, between Christmas and New Years just two years before that.
Lovely words thank you so much Fernan. I know the snow has its many frustrations but as you say the softness and the silence . . . . . You seem to get more regular snow in Montreal than we do here, is this right?
yes, we usually have more snow than in NY
but not this year… at least, not enough, and not yet…
Winter in America…
Love this, thank you so much Gerard!!
Oh, these are gorgeous, Patti! So romantic. Swoon!
Speaking of romantic, imagine this being your wedding day! Thanks Richard, great to hear!
That would really be something!
I can think of worse things that might happen!
Oh, yes. Smaller (seemingly), but worse.
You are so kind, thank you Antonia!
Eerily beautiful, Patti – I like the first and third images especially. Well captured!
So pleased you like them, thank you so much Sue!
I need another blanket!
You keep yourself warm Allan!
It is amazing what a cover-up job a good fall does! Beautiful as ever.
Thank you Gil, different to where you are!
Beautiful snowy scenes. I especially love the last one with that bit of red. I had a friend here from New Jersey at Christmas who was complaining of the warm weather back there then…not any more!
It was so strangely warm back then, it wasn’t proper! Thanks Angeline and great to hear your grass is at last greener!
You captured some stillness that whispers – such beauty – and I enjoyed skimming the comments too!
Great to have you join the conversation and thank you Prior2001 for your kind whispers!
You are a real adventurer, Patti. I’d also be out in it, if we had such an event. There’s something so peaceful about a stroll in the falling snow.
Mysterious and amazing pictures.
Such dreamy white landscapes Patti! Especially beautiful from the chaos of my hot, bustling city! 🙂
How did you survive through the blizzard, Patti? These are so lovely. Nature’s black and white!
Beautiful (from afar) but I’m glad I didn’t experience it.
Fantastic winter landscapes
Beautiful! Love how the tree branches trail down so delicately..
Central Park has never looked so quiet!…or so beautiful!
Gorgeous trees… And you’ve captured their personalities too.
that is so gorgeous 🙂
Love the last one best…that wee splash of red.
Gorgeous… Amazingly beautiful work, Patti.
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