When I got home after midnight Tuesday night from a quick trip to do a show in Los Angeles, I was already super-excited about the weather forecast, which called for increasingly large accumulations of snow beginning early Thursday morning.
Since I eagerly anticipate snow the way kids look forward to Christmas morning, I woke up at 4 a.m. on Thursday - just in time to see the huge snowflakes start falling fast and furious about 4:30 a.m. After reading my usual pile of newspapers and watching a bit of news - we ventured down to our corner diner for coffee and eggs before coming back to the office and starting to work a bit later than usual.
Scott and I both work from home when not traveling, so weather doesn't really impact our work day all that much (no "snow days" here). Still, l love that the streets of the Upper East Side fall pretty silent when we have large amounts of snow, except for the sounds of the occasional snow plow scraping by 15 floors below our windows. (Yes, you can hear street noise in this video - but that level registers as quiet for New York City).
On a normal day, in the upper left corner of the above photo (and at the :10 point in the video), you would see the Empire State Building. Not in yesterday's snowy conditions, however.
We only ended up with about 10 inches of snow in the city, and as it tapered off, I bundled up and headed out mid-afternoon to check out the scene in the neighborhood.
This leftover Christmas wreath must feel right at home today.
People got their sidewalks and steps cleared pretty early in the game.
This wasn't anywhere close to last January's "snow-mageddon" blizzard pictured below - but it still brought a wonderful quiet calm upon the city.
Today's it's just cold, and with temperatures expected to rise above freezing tomorrow, all of this will be gone by the end of the weekend - leaving me eagerly anticipating the next snowstorm.