And 18 hours later, a city in white

February 4, 2014 |  Category:   life nyc



Truly schizophrenic weather. 55 degrees on Sunday, and Monday morning we woke up to this. A neighbor told me a few months ago as we were walking down our block that he thought this was going to be a cold, snowy winter. Well, he was right. We can’t control the weather so might as well make the most of it. Took a walk in Prospect Park during the storm and I’m so glad I did. Trying to convince myself that I can’t fritter away my life indoors in my sweats staring at a screen (and oh, I am completely in love with my sweats). Gotta get out and live life and see things.
It was breathtaking, the snow.

What is it about snowfall that makes the city so quiet? I admit my mind was still rattling around with too many thoughts when I left the house and walked up towards the park, but once I stepped inside the park, I was completely enveloped in white, like walking into a softly padded sensory deprivation chamber. Even the sky was the same color as the snow.


I think a snow storm might very well be my favorite time to be in Prospect Park. In a city so crowded with people, it’s sort of a shock to have the park – or really any public space – pretty much all to yourself.
Except for the dog walkers. There will always be the dog walkers.

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  • Roseann February 4, 2014 at 11:55 am

    It looks so peaceful. Glad you could take a walk and enjoy the serene beauty around you. I need to do that more often.

  • Juliet February 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks so much for capturing the other-worldliness of that place. It is serene and heavenly and I almost expect to see one of my loved ones that has passed away walking in the distance there.

  • jen February 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    beautiful photos! one of my fav memories going back to NY was being snowed in at my mom’s place in queens.

  • Karyn February 4, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Love that dogwalker with the umbrella in the Long Meadow. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures!

  • YJ February 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Love the pictures. I live in the city but I really don’t bother to carry my camera around. I should do it more. I find your photos inspiring!

    • Jenna February 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Heavy camera vs iphone? I hear ya! Carrying my heavy DSLR is seriously a pain in my back, literally!

  • blandine February 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

    lovely pictures! We haven’t had snow (yet?) this winter here and I miss it.

  • cg February 6, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Gorgeous pics! Part of of the reason it’s quiet when it snows is b/c there’s usually less people out and about. But also b/c snow is very sound absorbing. I miss that part of being in the snow. When I look at your pictures, it makes me nostalgic for the years my husband and I lived in NY. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kate February 6, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Hi Jenna, I remember posting a comment about this time last year when it was boiling hot here (Australia) and you posted some lovely photos of snow on the streets in New York and I wrote that I would like to dive through my computer screen into that snow. It is so hot here again, and these photos again make me want to do the same! These particular photos are especially beautiful – the tree branches and the flash of red in the bottom picture are really stunning. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jenna February 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

      I do remember that comment, Kate! I hope you are keeping cool!

  • Cristina February 7, 2014 at 6:29 am

    I love the snow. How it changes usual landscapes. Your pics confirm that once again. So so magical. Keep warm!

  • Joo February 7, 2014 at 7:40 am

    love the photos. would you consider selling them as prints? i love the third photo (from the top). and did you change your blog design? it looks great!!