Around NYC

Fall in Central Park

November 2, 2015

I’m a summer girl at heart. It’s my favorite season, and while most people complain about heat and humidity, I’d choose the heat over the cold any day.

But fall in New York City is definitely making a run for it, vying for my heart’s love as the best time of the year. Fall in NYC means the city swells a bit less, cooler temps allow for fashionable layers, the trees put on an unbelievable color show, and flavors of pumpkin, butternut squash, and apple are on heavy rotation. It’s pretty great.

This past Friday was the perfect day to get out and enjoy the season, so we decided to make a trip to Central Park, with hopes of capturing some shots of Jameson with a pumpkin. This was somewhat of a “consolation prize,” because somebody (eh-hem … me) took way too long to figure out a Halloween costume, and before I knew it, the stinkin’ holiday was here. #fail. We’ll try again next year. :)

There’s nothing like walking the loop in Central Park and somehow feeling like you’re miles away from the city, though you see tall buildings poking up above the trees and know honking cars and speed-walking pedestrians are moving quickly below.

Before we go on, Jameson asks that you allow him to show you what the good life looks like.
We tend to enter the park at 110th & 8th Avenue (Central Park West), and work our way down the loop on the west side. Not only were the trees a beautiful combination of greens, yellows, oranges, and reds, but the photos below don’t capture the leaves that were slowly falling and glistening in the sun all around us. It was just picturesque.

We love to stop by the waterfall and “The Pool” near 102nd street. The weeping willow trees there get me every time.
DSC_5591DSC_5611DSC_5630DSC_5669DSC_5675We made our way down to the Great Lawn and proceeded to set up our little photo shoot.
DSC_5726DSC_5734Jameson had a great time beating the pumpkin like a drum, and he kept opening his mouth super wide, as though if he tried hard enough, he could manage to put the whole thing in there. We were pretty happy he was able to sit up long enough for us to snap a few photos, since he’s just learning to master the whole sitting up thing.
As we headed out of the park and toward the subway to get home, I couldn’t help but think about how Jameson will grow up playing in this park — Central Park — and not know “his” park is the most famous park in the world. You know, no big deal. DSC_6023IMG_7169Love this pic of my little city baby, taking everything in, chillin’ in his favorite place — the ergobaby carrier. :)

I didn’t nail the whole Halloween thing, but I’m cherishing that we did something small to celebrate my close-second, almost-favorite season of the year.

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  • Reply
    Sherita Brown
    January 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Amazing pictures of you and your family!

    • Reply
      Jessica Rice
      January 26, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks, Sherita! We had a lot of fun that day.

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