Snow Day

Snowmagaddon was predicted for here in New York yesterday. The same thing was predicted last weekend and we got exactly zero inches of snow. This time around we got some weather and, expecting epic levels of powder, I took my camera around with me whenever I went out during the day to document, you know, stuff and things.

Out for morning coffee I took a detour through the park and was duly impressed. You can click on any of these for a larger view.

There were even sections of the park where you could sort of zoom in and, presto! You were in a snowy woodland.

And even at eight in the morning there were children at play. Or tourists. Same difference.

And then of course, because people are insane, there’s this lady.

That was the scene whilst out for morning coffee. I really thought we’d have something. Then a few hours later I went out for lunch.

The snow hadn’t kept up the pace.

I mean it’s obvious that a storm has come through but it’s not exactly Doctor Zhivago out there now is it?

Here’s my favorite New York City landmark, Gray’s Papaya, covered in literally centimeters of snow.

I don’t know. It’s early afternoon as I’m writing this. I guess if it picks up again and goes on throughout the day it might turn into something, but right now I’m not impressed by this storm.

I am, however, impressed by the fact that the reflective paint used on police cars apparently makes them look really cool when photographed at high speeds.

I leave you with the time traveling cop car.

Okay. Update. I went out for dinner.

My Big Mouth: 0

Crazy-Ass Storm: 1

It most certainly picked up throughout the day.

Here’s the park, the benches to the right were the same benches I photographed in the morning.

So…Thus far I give it a 7 out of 10. It’s no blizzard of two-thousand but it has a beat and I can dance to it.

And it’s still going strong. We’ll see where we end up.

But I ain’t going back out there.


  1. Laura Coraci says:

    One thing I love about urban living is that when we get a blizzard we can choose to hole up inside our abodes, suburban-style, OR we can go out for walks, have play dates with neighbors, go sledding, stop by our favorite local boutique and have some mimosas, get crazy delicious cheese and produce delivered to our door and then go out for dinner. All with kids. Which is what we did. Hooray blizzard of ’10!!!

    • josephdevon says:

      It is nice tromping around and getting cold and then remembering that you can walk into any bodega anywhere and get a hot chocolate!

  2. Great photos, funny commentary. I’m so jealous of anyone in New York City at any time.

    • josephdevon says:

      Thanks! Though I wouldn’t be jealous of us today, it’s all turned to thick slush and tonight it’ll freeze over so every street crossing becomes an obstacle course.

  3. In my neck of the woods they cancel school with even the threat of snow. Because of, you know, the woods.

  4. I love you and miss you, Gray’s Papaya. Superior to Papaya King in every way.