On Saturday evening the snow ended and on Sunday the temperature rose (thank God) and the city streets were a slushy mess with water everywhere and the wonderful sun reflecting brilliantly through the hazy air.
And with the appearance of the sun, other strange beings began to emerge also (apart from the New Yorkers who had been staying inside to avoid frostbite for a solid week). The strange beings included the fellow below who was either an escapee from the fabulous Sixties or maybe a citizen of ancient Rome. Not sure.
Then there was this shadowy character, who seemed unhappy to be spotted skulking on Park Avenue. Had he missed his cab?
And this guy was definitely not expecting photographers. What do you suppose he was hiding?
Well. we made it over to the park where the snow was still white and almost wholesome looking. But strange dudes and dudettes were there also.
This monster, reminiscent of Nessie, was rising through the ice of the reservoir.
But not all were sinister. This cute young thing was just hanging out, smiling at everyone who passed, apparently happy to see the sun.
Of course, this being New York, there are always drama queens. Rumor has it that this actress was practicing her Oscar acceptance speech.
And a snowman with the most colorful face ever. Looks like some enterprising person used candy for the mouth and eyes. Happy snowman!
And through it all, the cherry trees continued their wild dance! They don’t care what time of year it is. They hear their own music.
But then the sun began to sink lower in the sky and the shadows lengthened.
The sky began to fill with color; first with gentle pastel shades.
Then the colors deepened as sunset approached. To the west, the sky over the reservoir was a wonderful mix of clouds and blue sky.
To the south, the city skyline was outlined against feathered clouds. Spirits rose among those standing by the reservoir fence, taking in the panorama.
Thank you for a very nice day!