Central Park: spring rain

(I begin with a parenthetical remark having to do not with my topic but rather with my process. This is an experiment and a hope. After having been disconnected from my blog for a while now there is a chance that I have succeeded in reconnecting and will once again be able to post. Maybe not. The photograph above, residual raindrops and bright green leaves, was drafted before everything went wrong with my computer, my hard drive, and both my connection to and my relationship with the host of this blog, WordPress. Now, with the help of one of WordPress’ s technicians, I may be back in business. Let’s see what happens…)

WOO! Something’s working!

Bow Bridge is a wonderful place to start. No doubt you’re seen it many times no matter where you live and no matter if you’ve ever been to New York City. It is beautiful. And rainy days like it’s remarkably tranquil while in bright sunlight it’s so covered with people from all over the planet taking selfies that it’s almost impossible to walk across. Still there is an environment of genuine joy in that crowd that is unmistakable and inescapable, so you just slow down and bathe in it.

Moving right along to…



Oak Bridge. Oak Bridge is another favorite of visitors from all over, the perfect spot for a selfie showing the pond and, on a clear day, the high-rises of Midtown–most of which are hated by a large majority of New York City residents. Me, I like them.

Oak Bridge leads into The Ramble, the one area of Central Park in which I am still quite capable of getting lost. Getting lost in The Ramble is a real treat for somebody like me who thinks he knows much more than he actually does. It’s not just that it’s a refreshingly humbling experience, it is absolutely enlightening. At every turn there is something new to see, something new to appreciate and the opportunity for some new insight whether sought or not. Spots like this one:

or this one:

Come out of The Ramble and be greeted by this!

(Now I’m being told that I’ve run out of space and can add no more snaps.)

(Now wordPress says I can’t post the abbreviated post. I’m running out of parentheses, but don’t fret, I can handle it.)

Published in: on May 6, 2022 at 1:41 pm  Comments (13)  

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  1. Dear Richard. Greetings from a voice in the past: Lore/Hannelore/Leela. Right there is an identity crisis. I no longer live in New York City. I miss it terribly. Your pictures always bring it back. Thank you.

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    • Where are you? What delights you?

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  2. Richards comments are as beautiful and enlightening as his photographs.

    Norm Aulabaugh

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  3. Thanks Richard, this blog entry was beautifully done. I too live in close proximity to Central Park and enjoy these choice spots with everyone else.

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  4. Your exquisite photos make me fall in love with Central Park all over again! Thank you!

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  5. A lovely visit to Central Park while I am sitting in my suburban backyard listening to a cardinal. How fortunate you are to be near this special place. We recently joined a bird walk near the Conservatory gardens in the north and plan on joining another in the Ramble in the next few days.

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    • From Luis R:
      Great pictures!!!

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  6. Denise C.
    You get better and better!

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  7. Anna M:
    Thanks! Richard! what an artist you are! i love all the pictures!

    Annie A:
    My friend, you are definitely one of my favorite artists on the planet! (and friends, I might add!)❤🔥

    Olivier P:
    Hello Richard !, How are you ?

    Ngm:
    Nice stuff.

    Constance K:
    Beautiful shots Richard! Enjoyed them all.

    Mykel B:
    QQQQQQQQQQ Dat Dat Dat Dat MB

    Letitia M:
    Thanks Richard!

    Suzanne S:
    Rich – these are really amazing.

    Paul G:
    Nice to see you back.

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  8. hfis:
    Great stuff!

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  9. your faithful mirror, my dear! keep on keepin’ on, love to you both!

    foyle

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  10. Great it works.
    Love it!
    Steph

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  11. Luis R:
    Great pictures!!!

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