Late Christmas Post

Merry (late) Christmas and Happy New Year! I didn’t get the chance to make a Christmas post over the busy holiday season, but the Christmas season should last for the rest of today (being Three King’s Day) at least, especially with all the snow we got in New York (which, unfortunately, mostly melted today). Enjoy the late Christmas cheer! I’ll hopefully have more time to post now that the holidays are over 🙂

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First Snow of the Season

I think we get the perfect amount of snow around here… Just enough to make it feel like a magical treat when it comes and not too much where we are overwhelmed by the amount or tired of seeing it all the time. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind if it snowed a little more often. Enjoy the pictures from our first snow day here in New York!

It was snowing and cloudy all day, until about 4 pm when the sun peeked out right before it set beautifully behind all the snow 🙂

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The snow on the tree branch almost looks like a cotton ball!

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Moments like this are when I’m so thankful to live so close to New York City… People travel from all over the country and the world to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… And I took the train with my family for under a half hour to get there. The pictures I took definitely weren’t perfect quality, considering how far back in the crowd I was standing (and my height). Towards the end, however, the crowds cleared out a bit and I was able to get a spot near the front! We FROZE our butts off, but it was something I felt like I had to experience. No regrets! It was definitely fun 🙂

Eye-Popping Autumn Colors

“Autumn is a second spring; where every leaf is a flower”- Albert Camus

In New York, this fall has displayed the most impressive colors I’ve ever seen. Just like for the spring blooms, the autumn leaves require right temperatures and the perfect amount of rain and sunshine to reach their full potential. Last year, Hurricane Sandy blew away most of the leaves before they reached their peak. It’s almost as if this year, the leaves worked extra hard to make up for last year and gave all of the storm sufferers something to look at to remind them of how we’re “stronger than the storm”, to quote New Jersey’s recent motto.

With some photos, I kept the colors a little duller. I like that effect. I think it pushes the mind to create its own imaginary, super-bright colors in the picture.

P.S. Notice my new signature you guys 😀

P.P.S. Check out my new gallery layout! (In the “Gallery” tab above on my information bar next to the “About Me” tab)

Road Trips

Every year, my family and I take a road trip to see the fall scenery. Most of the time, we have trouble timing it perfectly to see the brightest colors, but this year it was pretty colorful! Not quite peak, but almost. I think even small vacations every once in a while help people to relax without having to take so much time away from school or work to travel far away (although that WOULD be nice as well…).

Enjoy the little things in life!

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Autumn Sunset

I’m so excited for the leaves to start changing colors! I’ve finally accepted the fact that it’s not summer anymore… The workload of senior year kind of slapped me in the face, making me realize summer’s over. Fall sunsets are my favorite… Seeing the sun glisten through the colorful leaves is just so beautiful. This is a picture from last year, since the leaves in southern New York haven’t changed color yet; however, once they do, I’ll be taking plenty of pictures! Enjoy the fall feeling!
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4th of July

Independence day is one of my favorite holidays. The fireworks are magical, the weather is perfect (when it doesn’t rain), and it’s one of the most enjoyable summer nights, in my opinion. Enjoy these pictures from my 4th of July! Hope you all enjoyed yours! Happy Birthday America!