Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wet Day, Central Park

We are in one of those "between" times. The autumn colors have left us. Some people find this time of year depressing. They  wait for a silent, bright, cleansing snow or escape to sunnier states. I took this photo of Central Park in the late afternoon on one of those "in between" days. I love the grays and soft browns, the carpet of faded rusty leaves, the mist that seems calm and sheltering. This is when I thank Frederick Law Olmsted for the bones of the park: curving paths and the variety of trees. His careful plan is laid out with few distractions on a soft, wet, misty day.