Sky in the City


A couple of weeks ago, while Brook was away at camp, Bill and I took a quick trip to NYC.  This trip was mainly about Bill’s work, but in between his meetings we were able to sneak in some quality time together.

We stayed at a hotel in Soho that was very convenient to where Bill needed to be for his meetings, and I was very happy to be surrounded by so much to see and do while he was busy doing the work thing.  In the mornings, instead of rushing off to try and squeeze in non-stop activities, I decided to take it easy and began each day by simply soaking in the view from our room.

Then after having some breakfast in bed, I’d leisurely head out to see some of the neighborhood.  Poor Bill was on a tight schedule, but I was free as a bird.  It was such a treat for me to have this open time…time to just walk around and look at the beautiful buildings under the brilliant blue sky.

And as I walked around some more, I noticed that the sky was reflected onto the windows in soothing shades of blue…

…and a bit later on, swaths of pink would appear throughout the sky…

…and onto the windows as well.

And then the night would come and the lights would begin to go on, illuminating the streets and the buildings in the sky in flickers of varying color.  It was like a visual concert, and the view from this garden park walkway had little noise to distract either visually or audibly.  It was all very peaceful.

It seems that nowadays wherever I go, I am drawn to search out some quiet time to enjoy the sky and to walk about in whatever pockets of nature are available.  Thankfully, most cities offer these kinds of places.  And if you’re lucky, you’ll also find walkways near the water – strolling while listening to the lapping of the gentle waves as the sun sets is such a perfect way to end the day as well…especially when you are with your special guy.

And you…have you been enjoying the sky and/or waters?  I hope that you’ve been taking it all in and taking it easy as well.



9 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Loved seeing the different colours in the windows and your words matched them perfectly. It is a nice reminder to slow down and look around and be thankful what is before us.

    August 23rd, 2012

  2. What a sweet blessing to be able to take a day and enjoy the sky…it’s one of my favorite things to look at! I love the story you told and the photos you shared.
    This blog post has all the makings of a sweet children’s book you know! My grandbabies would love to read it…pointing out colors and loving the big, tall buildings, and then enjoying a happily ever after kind of ending. “…strolling while listening to the lapping of the gentle waves as the sun sets is such a perfect way to end the day.”
    Yep…a lovely story indeed!

    August 23rd, 2012

  3. I have Becky. I have been making a real effort to spend more time outside and am just on my way to do more of that.
    Thank you for sharing these pictures of New York. I’ve never been but someday I hope to get there – you have inspired me to!

    August 23rd, 2012

  4. LR

    ah, yes. welcoming a beautiful sunrise every morning. glad to see
    you are relaxing. you look beautiful.

    August 23rd, 2012

  5. Wonderful view~ I think most artists are more in tune with nature! I love the photos you took and how you took the time to reflect~ We really do have to make time to enJOY the view~ I love the photo of you and Bill….you two look so happy together :D

    August 23rd, 2012

  6. Ann Marie

    Ooo, NYC is on my bucket list! It looks beautiful and I LOVE the picture of you and Bill together — gorgeous my friend!!!

    August 24th, 2012

  7. Linda K

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful city scape photos Becky. I adore the photo of you and Bill-such a nice shot!!
    I am eating up as much of the outdoors as I can whilst we still have summer weather especially. It’s such a joy to see the hummingbirds at our feeder each day as I know they will be leaving in the next month.

    August 24th, 2012

  8. So wise of you Linda to soak it all up before the season passes…I hope you fully enjoy your last drops.

    August 25th, 2012

  9. Kelly

    Oh how wonderful for you both. NYC is one of my most favorite places, full of such life and wonder. So glad you both had some time to enjoy it,

    August 25th, 2012

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