So: big park, small blog entry. It's only fair, I say. Instead of a bunch of writing, here are some of my favorite images of Central Park as seen through my own humble camera during the season parks tend to be least visited: the winter.
First, a clear day.
Harlem Meer in the northeastern corner of the park
Your correspondent at the Blockhouse
Too cold to sit
And now, one of those snowy days we don't seem to be seeing too many of in recent years.
The sun peers out from behind a bare tree
Alexander von Humboldt, the German naturalist and explorer, keeps watch over the park near the Museum of Natural History
Humans huddle in a gazebo under an icy blue sky
Snow drapes this outcropping of Manhattan Schist
Birds take off…
…but this one posed gracefully first.