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Last weekend we had some really welcome weather.  While it was not all that warm or spring-like, it was sunny and not terribly windy.  Ask anyone who lives on the East Coast north of Virginia and they will tell you this has been one hell of a winter.  And it’s not over yet…BUT let’s revisit last Saturday because as I said the weather was just ducky and to bear witness to that I have some really great duck photos for this FAB FOTO FRIDAY.

It was day for serene swim by oneself

A bunch of friends chatting it up

Catching Up

Catching Up

There’s always one show off in the crowd

"How do you like it"?

“How do you like it”?

As soon as the weather warms up, young male duck’s fancy turns to mating??

"I'm The Top Duck Around Here"

“I’m The Top Duck Around Here”

The weather was pleasant but not everyone was feeling pleasant

"What Do You Think You're Doing?"

“What Do You Think You’re Doing?”

Some of the ducks were excited not to have deal with the ice when looking for dinner

A Family That Eats Together Stays Together

A Family That Eats Together Stays Together

This DUCK DUO photo and all the other feathered friends pictures are courtesy of Murray Head

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We’ve had so much snow lately that it’s yesterday’s news every other day!  And in the City, the snow rapidly melts into a dirty slush or turns into frozen walls around the parked cars.  Well that’s what you see when you walk the streets on your way to work.

BUT if you were to go into Central Park, you would see snow scenes whose beauty rivals Anywhere USA. Murray was in the park capturing these lovely scenes and was gracious enough to share them with us.  I told him how often my post on the 19″ snowfall in Central Park is viewed, it’s amazing really.  I hope you enjoy these as much.

Central Park Snow

Central Park Snow

Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain

Untouched

Untouched

Ice Angel

Ice Angel

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Undeterred

Undeterred

Solitude

Solitude

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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Snowy Descent at Midnight

Right on time almost to the minute,  and without a sound, they silently began to arrive.  Slipping down so quietly and unobtrusively just like a late parishioner quickly sliding into the back pew of the church.  So carefully orchestrated, those early few messengers came and barely left a calling card.  These emissaries of Mother Nature should not have been ignored and actually their precipitate arrival was much anticipated.  The first few came in twos and threes, and they seemed to stagger reaching their destination.  That was around 10:00 and now it is 12:30am and omg, the armies, the hoardes, the mobs of THEM are here.  Rushing, tumbling over one another, not waiting politely for one to land – no these guys are hell bent on getting to the ground and it’s every man or snowflake for himself.

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Will it snow? Yes! How much? Who knows? A classic marital major difference of opinion is about to ensue – hell it has already started.  I want to go the shore, I want to go to the Super Bowl Party, of course I always want to go to an event. So it is going to snow… having lived in New England most of my adult life I know it’s just snow. And I don’t mind doing all of the shoveling, REALLY. I think it’s cozy to be in the cottage in a snow storm, there’s plenty of food in the freezer BUT not so for Peter.  Having spent his adult life in Manhattan where in a blizzard a man will come and bring you food, where you can go downstairs and a bus or a subway will do the driving for you or a taxi will take you where you want to go and he will handle the roads.  Of course since there is so much going on under the surface in the City, the snow doesn’t stick because it just melts on contact.  On the other hand, once that snow hits the road in Ocean Grove, it is apt to stay there for a looooonnnng time depending on what street you live on. Me – I’m cool, I’m on Broadway.  I think the idea of walking to Nagle’s to have some peppermint ice cream and see who else ventured out,is a great idea. Emotionally I want to go, next weekend I can’t. See saw back and forth what to do what to do? The head kicks in and says and why do you want to shovel snow and what will you do with the car on Monday when you return to NYC and there is no parking!!!

I’ll listen to the 11:00 news and hear the same predictions and turn to him and say What to do? What to do?

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