First she threw the Snowpocalypse.
Then came Snowmageddon‘s one-two sucker punches.
And last weekend was a monsoon rain of truly biblical proportions.
Just when it seemed that New York had had enough, and there was nothing left to throw at us, Mother Nature decided to reward our perseverance and throw a giant Party!
On Saturday, with bright sunshine and temperatures in the mid seventies, everyone in New York accepted her invitation, and raced to Central Park.
Since it’s still so early in the season, the Sheep Meadow’s gates were not yet open, which meant the relaxing flocks had to choose other locations for striping off their shirts and shoes and setting up their picnic spots. This had the surreal effect of leaving New York’s front lawn serene and empty, while the normally more sedate pathways, glades and rocks surrounding it were gloriously full, as thousands of First Day of Spring celebrants gamboled about.
If you were one the few who had other plans for the day, here’s a ridiculous amount of photos and video of the scene from 1 to 3 PM as the party builds. Things got even more joyous as the day went on, but you’ll have to take my word for it. New Yorkers were fully charged, but my camera battery was not.
No bears on Bear Hill!