Hi friends, welcome back! I hoped for one more snowy day in NYC and boy did I receive! This past weekend a blizzard came through the city along with blistering winds and bone-chilling temperatures. When I woke up Saturday morning, it felt like my apartment was in a snow globe. Visibility was incredibly low and it seemed there was no end in sight. As much as I wanted to head straight to Central Park to capture part two of my Winter Wonderland series, the below zero windchill kept me at home in my warm apartment. Jon and I did go out Saturday for brunch and groceries in our neighborhood and it confirmed my good choice to stay close to home! My patience was greatly rewarded, and I had such a wonderful time walking through Central Park this past Monday! (If you missed part one of Winter Wonderland in Central Park, you can check it out here)
My intention for this adventure was to retrace my steps in Part One of my Central Park Fall Foliage tour, but this proved a little tricky with the paths all covered in snow. I started at the northern most part of Central Park at 110th Street and saw the Harlem Meer covered in snow and ice. The geese were pretty aggressive, so I quickly stopped for some pictures and then continued on my way.
I looked forward to visiting The Conservatory Garden the most because it’s my favorite spot in the northern half of the park, but it’s undergoing some construction and some parts were roped off due to ice and snow. I was a bit disappointed, but it still looked beautiful blanketed in snow!
As I ventured on, I couldn’t believe how much bigger the park seemed all covered in snow.
I was so busy looking for fall foliage last time I was here, that I didn’t notice the cool view of the NYC skyline!
There were quite a few little Frostys scattered throughout the park. It seemed like there was endless amounts of snow in Central Park, I can only imagine how big of a snowman you could make with the right snow!
I headed towards The Pool and stumbled upon the waterfall I had been searching for, but couldn’t find the path to.
I was surprised The Pool wasn’t completely frozen, but the ducks seemed pretty happy about it!
My last stop for the day was the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. It looked so pretty with the trail covered in snow and the ice reflecting the sun on the pond. This reservoir gets up to 40 feet deep and holds over a billion gallons of water, so I’m guessing it wasn’t all the way frozen.
The skyline never gets old to me!
Lastly, if you’re like me and wondering how NYC clears the snow, one explanation is that they put it in giant bins. The city also has snow melter machines that are like a hot tub that turn snow into water, filter out the debris, and then the water goes into an approved sewer and eventually to the water treatment facility. I’ve seen large piles of snow miraculously disappear, but I haven’t seen one of these melter machines. Below are a few pictures from our walk after the storm Saturday, I’d hate to be the owner of one of those cars!
I hope you enjoyed part two of my Winter Wonderland in Central Park! I had the best afternoon wandering through the beautiful park and seeing it covered in snow. Now that I’ve had my two snow storms of the season, I’m ready for some spring weather ha!! I’m looking forward to all the Cherry Blossoms and flowers in full bloom I won’t get my hopes up, but a girl can dream!!