Friday, April 27, 2012

Riverside Park Sunsets

New York is such a hard place to live with so many demands and distractions that one often forgets of it's many sanctuaries. Yesterday I took a stroll along the Riverside Park river's edge as the sun was setting and immediately was swept away by the the way the sunlight sparkled diagonally across the river. This park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed Central Park and Prospect Park retaining the English gardening ideal of the times.
My eye was drawn to the golden light reflecting through the decaying black moorings that look like tombstones and bouncing off mica in giant granite rocks lining the walkways.  Something about water and sunlight has a way of easing mental and physical tension, giving one the ability to breath deeply and gently surrendering to beauty and nature.
Spring's grand show is waning but there's still much to see in terms of blooms. Lilacs and azaleas are front and center and the bells of Solomon Seal are ringing everywhere!