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I never get tired of snow.


Manhattan is so beautiful in the snow, especially up here in the Heights where nature still runs (a tiny bit) wild. I love having views of trees and primordial rocks.

I’m sure that those of you living in parts of the planet where it hasn’t been snowing like mad are starting to roll your eyes and say Enough already with the snow photos, everyone, but I can’t help myself. It was hard enough to limit myself to two!

I put in a 3/4-day at work, then headed for the apartment to hole up with Evan (also home early), Bruno, Fritz, and a big cup of lemon-ginger tea with raw honey. I’ve been fighting a cold for the last couple of days, and right now, nothing is better than being inside while looking outside at fluffy, falling snow.

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  • Reply chrissie king February 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Snow so peaceful and pure till it all starts to melt I still love it and your pictures.Thank you for bothering to show them.

  • Reply maria February 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    winter wonderland. so pretty. Just glad I don’t live in it. (in LA)

  • Reply jeremy February 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    pics like this make me miss living in the city. used to love getting off of an overnight shift and walking through the city with fresh snow and hardly anyone outside. it is a completely different place when it’s like that.

  • Reply lindsay February 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    It beautiful. I love how a nice thick snow quiets the city.

  • Reply mommy February 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Big flakes falling up here too. Feel better soon!

  • Reply Colleen February 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Like your photos. I’m just jealous of everyone’s snow days. Also, made me smile to see your Mom’s comment. My own mother signs off on her Facebook (!) messages to me “Mommy”. 🙂

  • Reply Dan February 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Glad it’s pretty uptown! Down in the Village it’s just a slushy, gross mess already! Definitely should have invested in some boots this year– I fear the trench foot is setting in.

    Feel better!

  • Reply Josh (in Wonderland) February 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Love these photos! I love beeing snowed-in.

    Here in Pennsylvania, we got another foot or so ontop of the foot and a half we had from Saturday. Everything is closed. There are no cars out. The quiet howl of wind and light grey sky are so peaceful. Nothing really compares to this.

  • Reply Janet February 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I also enjoy the post from “mommy”. It’s gorgeous down here in Tribeca. Plows, salt, and sand STAY AWAY. Oh no, I hear a plow scraping the cobblestones!

  • Reply kellee February 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I love your photos, Anna. I feel the same. I love seeing nature carpet everything in white, reminding us who’s boss. I’m just hoping that the little snow we had this evening (here on the south coast of England) sticks and that I wake up tomorrow to at least 3 feet of the stuff. You’re right, being snuggled inside watching the coldness outside is the best feeling.

  • Reply m February 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Looks absolutely beautiful. As a former east-coaster, a lover of snow, and a longtime coastal Californian (=no snow ever), I am completely envious.

  • Reply Live a Colorful Life February 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm


  • Reply Audrie February 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I was initially annoyed at the snow today… then I saw two foxes come out of their hidey holes to play in the snow in our backyard. Made my day 🙂

  • Reply ren February 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    We had a lovely warm sunny day here on the West Coast but I actually have loved looking at other bloggers photos of the snow. As a native of Toronto it makes me nostalgic-

  • Reply jo February 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I’m sitting here in humid melbourne reading your post and looking longingly at your beautiful snow pictures.
    they’re lovely – feel free to post more!

  • Reply patricia katchur February 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    ooooo. a winter to live forever in you memories!

  • Reply Stephanie February 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    For a Southern Californian who does not live in snow, seeing gorgeous landscapes of it in blankets is a treat.

    so please, post, then post some more.
    …although, I couldn’t even imagine trying to drive around in this.

  • Reply the domestic fringe February 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful photos, but I’m still holding out for Spring. 🙂


  • Reply Robin February 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I’m with you, I love snow. And I am on day #5 of of this in the Wash DC area.

  • Reply shelley gleed February 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Your images remind me of Seattle’s Historic Snowfall of 2008!
    It was lovely to walk thru the neighborhood made new and serene by a thick blanket of snow. And then back home for a mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of popped corn. Enjoy your snow days~

  • Reply Laura February 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I am not tired at all of the snow photos!! Please, post more!!! I am in Texas where we have had a cold winter by Texas standards but I would love, love, love to see snow! Real snow like you guys have!! Enjoy and I hope you feel better.

  • Reply Lori February 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Love your pics. I am also blown away that you have such a wild landscape there. I had no idea places like that existed in the city… Thanks for sharing. Lovely.

  • Reply Agnes February 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I like the snow mostly because it covers all the urban ugliness and enhances the beauty of nature. I wish it was that way all year long.

  • Reply juli February 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Man, between you and the brick house, I am a bit envious of your winter wonderlands. It’s been blah and grey up here in Toronto. We’re almost oblivious to snow at this point. It snowed a bit today, but definitely not photo worthy from my window. sigh…I need to get out of town!

  • Reply Barb F (Australia) February 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    You make it sound so cosy! I love being rugged up indoors when it’s cold out.

    Couldn’t be more opposite where I am in Australia. It’s a humid
    32 degrees C (90 Fahrenheit) and we are expecting a cracker of an afternoon thunderstorm. I love summer!

  • Reply anna/quilted giraffe February 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Oh, is your apartment in Washington Heights? Nice! How do you like it up there?

  • Reply kelly w February 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I’m totally envious of all the snow. Can’t get enough photos!

  • Reply Claire February 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Down here in Baltimore, we’re just now finishing up another day of snow that added about 20 more inches to the 30 inches that fell this past weekend. The new snow is nice because it covers up the old snow that was starting to get dirty. But I must say, with very little plowing taking place and everything around us shut down because of the snow emergency, I’m starting to get a little tired. I’ve got cabin fever like crazy. Not even walking the dog through the snowy park helps much right now! The snow is lovely, but I’m starting to ache for spring. My office is closed for the next two days, though, so I’m going to try to take advantage of it while I can! Lovely photos 🙂

  • Reply Marija February 10, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Okay, such a good attitude and such beautiful photos. I will stop my complaining about the weather! I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. It is really very well done…


  • Reply Christina Diaz February 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    new york covered in snow must be magical! originally from d.c. area and am missing the snow like crazy!

  • Reply belinda February 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    pretty pretty. i wish we had the same kind of pretty here. instead we have …….i can’t even explain. i am not sure how much this storm is going to cost us in fallen tree removal & i dread to think. i wanted so much to be back in our old (shared!) brooklyn neighbourhood today & not having the severe anxiety attacks of being a suburban homeowner. i’m sure after a good nights sleep i will feel less upset about it all but we are being informed of storm 4 coming monday/tuesday. really? i mean, REALLY?. is that first photo taken from your fire escape?. it’s so pretty.

  • Reply lindsey clare February 11, 2010 at 12:39 am

    no eye-rolling here! your snow photos are just beautiful.

  • Reply Tia February 11, 2010 at 1:42 am

    The first picture is so lovely….I wish I were looking out from where you were there! The snow (to me) sure does beat the piercing sun in the land of Oz!

  • Reply Kelly February 11, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Usually I would agree with you, but here in Iowa we have had at least 5 inches on the ground since the beginning of December. I am so sick of snow!

  • Reply Donyale February 11, 2010 at 5:45 am

    No complaints here – more photos I say – it’s so hot here and I have been sitting under the air con for a couple of hours now.

  • Reply Fernanda February 11, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Your photos are beautiful!
    I saw snow just once, for nine days, when I traveled to Germany in winter. It’s ok, different, but I’m used to warmer places.

  • Reply jemma February 11, 2010 at 8:15 am

    erm…did you put that photo of Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres on the banner? I think my computer must be doing something weird, because I was just looking at a page about American Idol, and it’s surely not your style!! If it’s you that’s gone weird, go back, go back, it does not look good!!

  • Reply Anna at D16 February 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

    jemma: I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about, sorry! Can you send me a link, please?

  • Reply jodi February 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    it was so very beautiful yesterday, wasn’t it?

  • Reply AMS February 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I remember about 10 years ago, standing in the middle of Broadway, corner of 72nd, with no cars on the the street but plenty of snow around… that was a truly magical moment!

  • Reply jennifer in sf February 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    All this snow talk is making me miss it!!

  • Reply Caroline February 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    You have a shout out on my blog today! This is no great honor because I’m a nobody, but I still thought it courteous to let you know =)

    Have a great day!!
    – Caroline

  • Reply Ashleigh February 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    where is your new Manhattan apartment? you say the Heights, but I wasn’t sure what that meant. you don’t have to answer with extreme specifics if you aren’t comfortable, I’m just curious because I don’t know where you would have such a lovely backdrop behind your apartment, such that you do.

  • Reply Kim February 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I live in north carolina and we have only seen 2 inches so far, and its already gone. My parents are in delaware and are up to 3 feet of snow. I love the pictures and I am so jealous of the snow. so thank you for the lovely pictures, i am envious!

  • Reply read me... February 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I’m probably one of the few but I’d love to have a bit more snow in London. I love the will it/won’t it which we’re playing here at the moment! We woke up to a fine dusting on our deck today, made me (but not my cats) very happy!

  • Reply Josephine February 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Sigh… I’m very much a winter creature, so keep those snow pics coming. I need something to get through the obscenely hot, humid Sydney summers!

  • Reply Patrice February 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I felt the same way til we got 28 inches this past weekend. Snow is lovely as it’s falling, but once it stops snowing, you have to deal with the cleanup, the lack of parking, the slippery sidewalks, the un-plowed side streets…

    But I really do love snow:)

  • Reply unitb612 February 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    you make frigid cold seem beautiful and inviting!

  • Reply Lena February 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I laughed when I saw the title of your blogpost because that’s what I’ve been saying all winter. I even said it in Swiss German (my native tongue) and then realized that I literally translated the phrase from English and that it sounds akward in Swiss German. Anyway, living in Switzerland everybody thinks I should be used to snow but in my city we always get some snow but usually not that much, but this winter I first had a sensational amount of snow in Beijing to go back to Switzerland to snow and now the last few weeks we had several times snow! Love, love, love it! Its just beautiful and it kind of makes the cold worthwile, you know? I rather have a little bit colder and snow than just cold and grey and wet! Anyway, love your blog and I am glad to know that I am not the only one who never gets tired of snow!

  • Reply anon February 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

    have you seen these black teardrop hooks? (via emmas design blogg)

  • Reply Anna at D16 February 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Yes, I have! Very pretty.

  • Reply Aunt Evolity February 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Taking Vitamin D3 will help shake your cold faster. It also helps to battle Winter Depression and the dreaded Flu.
    My doctor recommends 4000IU’s daily and when you feel a cold coming on, double the dose. It really does work!

    I too love Winter, especially being out walking in a peaceful snowfall. It is a beauty that you simply cannot describe to someone who doesn’t live in a snowy region. The Ice, however, you can keep!

  • Reply Bethany Joy February 14, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Not to be creepy, but thank you for home inspiration in previous posts. My husband and I are painting a wall Soot tomorrow and also took your advice and used Moonlight White in our living room. I love it because I didn’t have to deal with paint chips and staring at millions of colors of whites trying to pick the right one.
    Thank you!

    Also, We have used the same sleep machine as you for over a year and swear by it!! We even take it on vacation 🙂

  • Reply Haley Wulfman February 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more!! I live further north in NY and the recent snow missed us for the most part. But, NYC does look so beautiful…


  • Reply hena tayeb February 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    oh that last photograph is just gorgeous.

  • Reply Audrey February 19, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I’m not tired of pictures of the snow. In the summer, we’re all going to miss it.

  • Reply JC Tripp March 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    A fresh pack of snow fell on the Asheville area today, it’s very white and fluffy. I just took a run up through the hills above the city and it was wonderful. I love the soft, padded feeling, like a natural psych ward. Dogs prouncing about, leaving foot prints, people saying hi. It’s lovely but hope it doesn’t last too long.

  • Reply down comforter March 4, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Ummm…I’m a little tired of winter weather, but great pics 🙂

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