Central Park, un-blossomed

I leave for Toronto in a day and a half.

I haven’t packed. I don’t know where I’m staying (Well, my friends do, but I’ve neglected to ask. We’re also flying in on different days). Don’t ask me why I’m leaving New York’s somewhat chilly weather for Toronto’s somewhat chilly weather. But here and there, warm weather creeps in (At times it oddly feels like summer).

It never lasts.

Good news is, the warmth has dragged people out from their caves. Weekends are filling up. Work is picking up. Things are happening. Everyone is nicer, in a way New Yorkers are not supposed to be (For the record, I haven’t encountered a particularly mean New Yorker, born and bred or otherwise). They hold doors, let you sit on the train and even sing a jingle or two while skipping to the subway. Or maybe that’s just me.

I haven’t laid out an itinerary for Toronto, but I’ll be sure to document it here. For now, here’s Central Park, un-blossomed.

I did manage to take pictures of non-cherry blossom things that day.

I focused on color.

And people.

There was something funny about a Zamboni on an extremely warm day.

And a guy smirking while a strange girl took his picture.

Crowds gathered around the mystery bagpiper under the bridge.

There were buckets on heads.

Some peace and quiet, too.

People openly loved.

Finally, notice the sign. Notice the legs behind the sign.

13 responses to “Central Park, un-blossomed”

  1. what a blatant act of disregard for the health of the lawn

    1. karenmaywrites Avatar

      I submitted their photos to the cops. I expect to hear about their arrests any day now.

  2. why are you going to toronto?

    is it bad that i talk to you via your blog and never see you in person even though you’re only like, a couple miles away?

    And just FYI–I was thinking about doing this one week. Thought about you. http://www.photowalkabouts.com/. Got good reviews and they have a discount on Goldstar.

    1. karenmaywrites Avatar

      A friend and I went to accompany another friend who had a conference in Toronto. Total mooches 😉

      It’s OK! I often IM/e-mail my roommates. Actual conversation? Who needs that?

      Sounds like a fun class! I’d love to learn from a real photographer. When are you planning on doing it?

  3. I would like a souvenir from Toronoto…spare no expense. I will not pay you back

    1. karenmaywrites Avatar

      I brought back a Canadian penny for you. It cost me almost nothing 🙂

  4. That yellow tree 3rd pic down is stunning. The lady in the pic thought so too!

    p.s. hahaha of course there’s no itinerary for Toronto — doesn’t Phil usually assume that role!? LOL one day I won’t plan and I’ll just go with no to-do list. How do you do it?! pls. rub off some on me.

    1. karenmaywrites Avatar

      Yes! Central Park is full of colorful trees… and people.

      Haha! I usually pick a few places I definitely want to go to but leave enough time for aimless wandering. I think I get the most interesting material (writing- and picture-wise) that way. Sometimes I feel like a creeper and I’m sure people think so too, but over time I get used to blending in and people forget I’m there.

  5. LOVED this post!!!

  6. LOVED this post!!!

    You are an awesome photographer, K.Bolipata!

    1. karenmaywrites Avatar

      Thanks, Kat 🙂 And I love your awesome comment so I will leave in your double post. Haha.

      1. Haha. I didn’t even realize I posted twice. Stupid Blackberry!

  7. great photography

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