Fall in Central Park
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Fall in Central Park

It’s a pretty wonderful thing to find yourself without any plans, on a sunny Saturday afternoon, in the height of fall in New York City. As if the city isn’t awe-inspiring enough on a regular day, seeing this place painted in oranges, reds, and yellows can easily stop you in your tracks.

We spent an afternoon walking around Central Park this past Saturday with the boys, and it was everything fall dreams are made of. 

Fall in Central ParkWe started off at the top of the park, in Harlem, and worked our way down the west side. It was pretty nice to be greeted by this sight…

And this photo doesn’t capture the added beauty of seeing those colorful leaves slowly floating down from the sky all around you. It’s like nature’s confetti.

Jordan gave Jameson a stick and told him it was a magic wand that he could point at the trees to make their leaves fall off. And boy, did Jameson take his magic wand seriously. (If you missed my Instagram story with Jameson’s magic skills, you can check out the end of the Jameson highlight on my profile to see it. We’re still laughing about it.)

 Jameson was also very excited about getting a soft pretzel from one of the food cart vendors and then finding some ducks that he could feed a small piece to.

Fall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkIf you’re wondering about Jameson’s helmet — get used to it, my friend. He had it on because he’d been riding his scooter earlier in the day. And though he had no intentions of riding his scooter while we explored Central Park, my requests that he remove his helmet were met with grade A toddler hostility. So yeah.

And at this point, apparently Daddy was the only person worthy of a photo moment, lol…

Fall in Central ParkThis photo below is of the top of The Lake (near West 77th Street), and being in this spot always makes me so happy. Part of it is the beautiful view, no matter what time of year it is. But another part is that it reminds me of when I first moved to New York five years ago and how the walks I’d take with Jordan often led to this spot.

Fall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkFall in Central ParkJameson’s reward for smiling in photos with us (ha!) was going over to the Conservatory Water to rent one of the model remote-controlled sail boats.

Remote-controlled boats in Central ParkRemote-controlled boats in Central ParkRemote-controlled boats in Central ParkYou can see he was very into the whole thing.

Remote-controlled boats in Central ParkRemote-controlled boats in Central ParkAnd Jordan was very into it too. :-)

Remote-controlled boats in Central ParkRemote-controlled boats in Central ParkFall in Central ParkAll the while, Josiah was his normal chill self.

I feel like this next photo does a good job of capturing Jameson’s big personality, and Josiah’s attempt to figure out what’s going on.

And with that, we wrapped up a pretty amazing day, but not before I snapped this photo of Josiah in the carrier.

Because I took one almost exactly like this of Jameson in the fall in Central Park three years ago

 

Fall in Central Park never gets old.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Mimi Ewell November 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful displays of fall. Missing that gorgeous season here in hot Ghana. 😁

    • Reply Jessica Rice November 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      You’re welcome! Sending hugs to you in Ghana!

  • Reply MaRice November 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Jess, you’re an amazing writer and photographer; Central Park has never been captured so well! And love the “magic wand” trick on Jameson! Ha!

  • Reply Rae November 6, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Such beautiful photos! The foliage is one of the reasons why Fall is my favorite season!

    • Reply Jessica Rice November 6, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks, Rae! I love summer, but the foliage definitely makes the fall a reeeeally close second. :-)

  • Reply Christina November 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Autumn in New York, it’s good to live it again! Loved every second of this!

    • Reply Jessica Rice November 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      It’s pretty magical! Thanks, Chris! xoxo

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