Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walk With Me

Central Park isn't the only place with trees in Manhattan.  I think most people know that, but perhaps are not aware of how important the attempt at preserving small pockets of nature the way it exists 'out there' is.  I have trees on my block, as do many of the blocks in Soho and elsewhere, (ok, some of you might laugh at what I am qualifying as a tree - - some are in planters) and this time of year I am most aware of their presence.  Falling leaves for me are so full of nostalgia; whether witnessing their flight, or seeing them stuck to the streets and sidewalks, I am brought back mini 'eras' in my life, replayed with such vivid detail.

Now, while we have no 'proper' grocery store in Soho, if I walk above Houston Street, there is a small one, and this is the path which leads to it.  It's a mini oasis at night when you can pretend the rest of the city beyond doesn't exist.

12 comments:

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Great image! I love the leaves on the sidewalk, too. They are so fleeting but so beautiful.

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, Victoria. These are oddly some sort of 'bean pod' thingie. :)

Sandy Mastroni said...

it's beautiful

sMacThoughts said...

I always feel happy walking down this path :)

Lala's Pequenos said...

Oh how I miss the city. Little pockets like these are priceless!

Lori said...

So pretty. Can I come visit you? :)

sMacThoughts said...

Lala's Pequenos .... I so agree!
Lori .... Oh Lori, you'd find so many great vintage shops and places to find leather for your beautiful bags!!

Tara Ross Studios said...

lovely,,,,, I am grateful for trees!

sMacThoughts said...

Me too, Tara. Trees are like people all around us. Benevolent people.

Pretty Things said...

SO love that photo.

va said...

It must be nice to live in Ny . But I feel you have to be strong and aggressive to live there . So much goes on there .

sMacThoughts said...

Pretty things .... thank you!
va ..... It's a dream to live here, and no, you do not have to be strong and aggressive! :)