Walk for Joy

November 16, 2014

“Now shall I walk
Or shall I ride?
‘Ride,’ Pleasure said.
‘Walk,’ Joy replied.”
—  W. H. Davies

Walker at Green Lake

Walker at Green Lake

Walking on a cold November morning

Walking on a cold November morning

“The sum of the whole is this:  walk and be happy; walk and be healthy.”  —  Charles Dickens

Central Park in Winter

February 2, 2013

Central Park

Central Park

“I have never found a city without its walkers’ rewards.”
— John Finley, “Traveling Afoot”

Temperatures plummeted to about 10 degrees during our final two days in NYC, but we found that it was comfortable walking as long as we stayed bundled up.  Walking through the trees of Central Park broke the wind, taking the biggest edge off the cold.  The park was a starkly beautiful place in winter.  We happened to be there when they city was making snow for a winter festival.  The sparkly moisture in the air created an eerily beautiful backdrop to the views.

Windy path in Central Park

Windy path in Central Park

Park benches

Park benches

Horse-drawn carriage

Horse-drawn carriage

The park was quiet in the cold winter morning

The park was quiet in the cold winter morning

Trees of Central Park

Trees of Central Park

Snow-making machine at work

Snow-making machine at work

Central Park

Central Park

Lamp posts, Central Park

Lamp posts, Central Park

Trees near the Mall, Central Park

Trees near the Mall, Central Park

Benches lining the Mall

Benches lining the Mall

The Mall, Central Park

The Mall, Central Park