Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Beautiful Park

My Secret Place

Near where I picnic in the summer

Another view behind picnic spot

Bearded Iris Hold Court

Glorious Color

I took these photos the other night between 6 and 7 pm. The light was so amazing and perfect. Carl Shurz Park is this little gem in Manhattan very close to where I live that is so beautiful and magical and I think of it as my park. In the nice weather it can be jam packed with people. I don't like it so much then. On rainy or colder days I may be the only person in the park, except for the people walking their dogs. Since Sasha died last July I don't have that honor anymore. Soon I will get another dog, I'm just not ready yet. So I walk around and visit all our old haunts and look at the dogs in the dog run and dream. I sit near the bridge in the photo above and paint or bring my guitar and play. Anything to connect me to my park again, bittersweet though it is.


CTStudios said...

The flowers are delightful; so bright and fresh. Thanks for sharing your park.

Liz Curtin said...

Thanks for your comments Lorrie. I just got back from my nightly walk in the park. I don't want to miss any of the new flowers just coming into bloom and watch the older flowers fading out (they have their own beauty too). Then there's the river and the cloud formations and.....

adee said...

Oh Liz! I love your secret garden! Makes me want to sit and close my eyes for bit and dream!

I see you too make ATCs ..I love making ATCs when the creative mood strikes..

I'm sorry about your Sasha...

Thank you for sharing!