Thursday, March 11, 2010

Unexpected sun

We had a recent burst of sunshine in NY, for about 4 days straight (!) and it was breaktaking. I like gray weather much more than I used to, but even I get tired of the dimensionless blahs of a bleak landscape. I love when sunlight pours over everything - when I have to squint to see out from under my dark eyelashes, when the sun warms me, when sharp shadows delineate every curve and angle, when the disappearing sun turns the sky riotous blues and teals and aquas:


The gray returned yesterday, erasing portions of the bright sky, patch by patch. And now we're back to milky whiteness again, rain, chill in the air, sighs. Oh well. At least I can tell, by the frenzied return of the robins to the park, and the sooty buds peeping out from the wet earth, that all this winter is almost over...

And when the gray sky gets me down, I'll just eat some chocolate:


What about you guys? Is winter beating a hasty retreat where you are? I hope so. :)


Stitcher S said...

I live where it's almost always sunny. We think it's cold when it's sixty degrees. I welcome a few gloomy days, but when we had a spell of about four of them in a row I was tired of the gray bleakness, too.

I enjoy the sunlight, I just wish it didn't come with such terrific heat.

Hannita said...

It was sixty two days ago in Chicago. All the snow that's been piling up has melted. No need for a coat. It was blissful.

Alyssa said...

oh! and that chocolate looks sooooooooooooooooooo good! I love white chocolate!

Alyssa said...

I had my coat and heaters off for two days or so..but today they are back on! Not as cold as it was, but kinda chilly. Same here about the robins though, I saw them a couple of weeks ago and I knew the end was near!

That is a very cute kitty!

Kathy said...

I love reading your posts about NYC. I used to live there and miss it. I currently live in Western NY State so our weather is worse than yours but I saw my first Robin this week!