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2016 Photo Journal

Light

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It’s such a great feeling; it not being dark outside come 4 o’clock. Today, I was out and about until after 8 pm, strolling along the main streets of White Plains and looking in the windows of the shops I passed. Let me tell you, it felt wonderful.

The weather was rather nice today, so I spent the majority of it with good people, eating good food. When I headed home around 6, I thought it might be nice to stop by one of my favorite stores to see what new items it had in stock. Since spring is on its way, I hoped some of the cherry blossom themed treats would be making their appearance. To my surprise and delight they had, so I picked out a few nibbles for the week before heading to my next few stops.

The streets were mostly empty, save for a few couples going to various restaurants and employees going home from work. It’s been a while since I could comfortably walk around after sundown, without worrying about the cold or feeling anxious to get home for dinner and get a start on my preparations for the next day. Instead of rushing from one place to the next, I walked at an easy pace, packages in hand, and a smile on my face.

All in all, it was a pretty good evening.

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Not Snow, thank goodness.

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We’ve gotten a lot of rain this week. I’m just glad it isn’t snow this go around. We’ve been lucky.

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Stoic

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February is almost over, which I hope means that the cold weather will go with it. I know, we’ve had worse winters and that March could go either way, but I am counting down the days.

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Mornings still aren’t my thing…

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It’s been so hard for me to get up in the mornings lately. I’ve been over-sleeping  almost everyday this week. It shouldn’t be this difficult, what with the sun rising earlier and earlier each day. I’m starting to wonder if it’s just me…

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Ruffles

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Whenever I see these plants, I am reminded of cabbages. It makes me want to make a pot of soup.

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More Winter

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More pictures from the cold snap last weekend. These were taken Monday morning on the way into work. A small stream that cus through some of the properties near my office had frozen over completely.

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Winter Continues

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Winter seems to want to make up for all the decent weather we had during December and January. This (last?) weekend, New York was plunged into a horrible cold spell. It is said that the temperature and windchill Sunday morning broke the record for the coldest recorded temperature since we started recording such things in the late 1800s.

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Lonely

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I see this bicycle every morning on my way to work. I have no idea who it belongs to and am frankly surprised to still see it chained there day and night. It’s illegal to chain a bike up at any property belonging to the MTA, so I’m always expecting to see the chain cut and the bike gone.

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Winter’s Embrace

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This morning we’rein the midst of amother snowfall. Forecasts call for 3 to 6 inches. Schools are on a 2 hour delay, while most public transportation seems to be running on a “whenever we get there, we get there” basis. I’m following their lead.

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When I woke up, I was dreading the commute, but once I got out here I found it to be not all that bad really. It’s actually rather pretty and not very cold.

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As I write this, I’m on the bus, passing the school where I used to work. Across the street, there are a lit of trees with snow covered branches. The contrast is beautiful.