During the early hours of Monday’s snowfall, Esau and I walked in Riverside Park
Esau braves the wind and snow
Snow dusted the retaining wall.
Beautiful old Olmsted wall and young evergreen
Later we gazed out the window at Gotham transformed and almost invisible through the snow.
Guardian of Gotham
Tuesday morning the snow stopped. We made our way through the streets to visit family. We passed children scaling a mountain in front of the long-closed Metro Theater.
King and Queen of the Hill
We marveled at a buried car and rejoiced that it was not ours.
This is a car. Really.
We had our picture taken in Central Park.
Esau disguised as Henrik Ibsen in his later years
Today, Wednesday, in Riverside Park, children and adults slid down the slope at 108th Street on sleds, saucers, garbage can lids, cardboard boxes, trash bags and a variety of Unidentified Sliding Objects.
Swift down, slow up
A collection of rejected objects huddled at the base of the steps with a bottle of Bud.
Rejected objects seek consolation in alcohol.
Away from the sledding slope, the park was surprisingly quiet and almost empty. We spotted two or three dog walkers and five cross-country skiiers
Skiing the upper path
The snow is lovely, dark and deep,
Check out the salt-protecting booties
We saw no birds and only one squirrel. But the snow, still largely undisturbed, told us the animals had been out
Kilroy was here
Squirrel marks went every which way
Squirrels can also tunnel in the snow, although I didn’t see this myself.
As we left the park, we spotted elves among bare branches
Evidence of elves in Riverside Park
Tomorrow may bring sightings of members of the tribe of New York City snow beings. We’ll be watching.