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Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a free ride between Manhattan and Staten Island in New York City, and has some great city views, so we couldn’t pass it up!

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This was my first real glimpse at Manhattan. It’s hard to tell just how tall the buildings are when you’re standing right next to them, but it was pretty incredible to see them from afar!

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It was a dark and cold winter’s day. About 30 degrees without the windchill, so who knows how cold it really was out on the water. But my camera and I braved the cold and stood out on the top deck to scope out the best views.

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The ferry takes about 20 minutes each way, and has great views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and Brooklyn. And it’s completely free!  It has space inside and out, so it’s great any time of the year.  I definitely recommend it if you ever find yourself in NYC.

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Night Snow

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Most of the snow fell at night during the big snow storm that come by last month. I love snow so much, I couldn’t help but race around outside late at night, taking pictures of the pretty snow.

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I purposely left the Christmas lights up, in case of snow. I love the way Christmas lights look in the snow, but it almost never snows here before Christmas.

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I love snow. I feel like winter has no meaning unless there is snow on the ground. It’s such a magical sight.

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Skyscraper Search

I’ve always been a city child. The landscape of the countryside is pretty, but the wide open spaces, the lack of humans, and the absence of buildings, all makes me feel unsettled after a while. I had never given New York City much thought until recently, and when I visited, it seemed obvious that I would like it there.The city I live in only has a few skyscrapers, but I have always loved being downtown, nestled in between the tall buildings. So I felt quite at home, wandering the New York City streets, looking up, and admiring all the skyscrapers that put the ones in my city to shame.

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Lately

I seem to have taken another inadvertent break from my blog over the past few weeks. Here is a little bit of what has been keeping me busy!

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We have been hard at work remodeling the cat’s bedroom; turning it into a laundry room/office/cat fun room. I can’t wait to set up and organize my new desk.

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My veggies have sprouted and are growing fast. They’ll be in the ground before long!

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I went back to New York with my best friend and my new camera.  We walked 36 miles in three days and I took 998 pictures.

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My latest project is this temperature blanket. Every day I crochet one row that represents the day’s high temperature.

Stay turned! I can’t wait to share more pictures of everything I have been up to!