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 🙂
“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts” -Marcus Aurelius
The M&M store… Possibly my favorite destination in Times Square 🙂 It was on my senior year bucket list to visit! It’s actually surprising how many tourist attractions I have yet to visit in New York City though I live a mere half hour away from most. Can’t wait to finish my list.. Hopefully by next summer.
“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)
I’m going to be posting a gallery of autumn photos pretty soon… It’s finally peak colors on the trees in my town, so I’ve had a chance to take some really breathtaking pictures. I’m excited! 🙂
“As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in Heaven” – Russell M. Nelson
I find that we tend to focus on and worry about small events without seeing the larger picture. It’s often difficult to put things that seem large to us into perspective. I find that when I worry about the small things, I try to think about how small my worries are compared to how much more of my life I have to look forward to… Of course, including the life I have in store for me in Heaven. It helps me to relax and realize that worrying is pointless and that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 🙂
I have a slight obsession with tulip beds. They’re so plenteous in the spring and summer in the magical Manhattan. I haven’t been to the wonderful city since around May… I’m definitely due for a visit. This picture here is from my last excursion. I hope that the flowers are just as beautiful next time I visit!
It’s April… Time for the flowers to start blooming, the trees to start budding, and to finally put the winter coat away. Today, it’s more tank top and shorts and ice cream weather though. It got to 80 degrees in some places in New York today. Can’t complain!! Here’s a picture to put you in the mood for summer-