Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello again to the long nights


So, as of the time change last week, it is once again that time of year in New York, when the days grow shorter and shorter, until much of the day is spent in darkness... I must say it really freaked me out when I first moved here - I crave sunlight, and it took a lot of getting used to. Soon, it will be dark by 4:30 in the afternoon, and stay that way until sometime in March when the daylight slowly returns. Sounds like a long time, doesn't it? It is.



But there is something beautiful about New York in the dark - you get this sense that much of the city was crafted for this time of year, when darkness looms and the cold stings. But the lights of the city are bright and warm.



All of my night shots come from this time of year, when I stroll here and there in the dark, seeing what I can catch with the available light...



I'm also sure this time of year is why I love to craft. There's nothing nicer than sitting by a warm lamp with a cup of tea and imagining weird, fun, and ridiculous crafts. Or, reading a book, and cozying up to a movie.


How about you guys? What's fall/winter like where you are? What do you like most about it? What do you do to get through it? :)

5 comments:

Jody said...

i like your dusky city images a lot. i wonder what it must be like to live with urban carpet under your feet - you manage to bring a sense of magic to it.

Amanda said...

In Georgia, the season is entirely wonky. One day is will be in the high 40s, windy, and gray and then the next day it is 70 and sunny. In other words, you can never pack up any of your clothing; winter coat today, shorts tomorrow.

jane said...

We've been having a really nice fall here in Montreal. I'm really loving all the drifts of maple leaves on the sidewalks. I also hibernate with movies and crafty activities to get through the darkness.

Alli said...

Our fall/winter is pretty much the same as it is up there, it just gets dark a teensy bit later (usually by 5:30). I definitely do more crafting in the cold months, especially crafts that allow me to curl up on the sofa, like knitting and embroidery. My sewing table is in front of a big drafty window, so if I want to sew, I have to bundle up!

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

I love these photos! Ordinary things can look quite magical in the half-light. Where I am (Cambridge, U.K.) it has got bitingly cold as well, and I have been taking chilly pleasure in keeping warm with things I've knit myself - this is the first winter I've got to do that, and it is most satisfying!