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Saturday, February 23, 2008

CHICAGO WEATHER

SNOWY 52ND STREET


MOMA SCULPTURE COURTYARD


This week a good friend of mine from Chicago came to town for work for the first half of the week and then spent the rest of the week with me. The past few times we've talked on the phone or via email, he's told me how Chicago has had a really tough Winter. Sub-zero wind chill factor, snow storm after snow storm, winter thunderstorms and flooding.... all of the reasons I left Chicago over 12 years ago and have never been back. The beginning of this week here in NYC, we had 60 degree weather and as soon as my friend landed, it started getting colder. By Friday we had to cancel our plans of taking a 90 minute train ride up through beautiful Hudson Valley to get to DIA Beacon because the Museum was closed due to "Inclement Weather". It seems that my visitor brought the Chicago weather with him as we ended up with some where between 6-8 inches depending who you listen to. Fortunately though, it caused us to alter our plans a bit and instead of going to DIA Beacon, we walked over to MOMA and saw an incredible exhibit of Lucian Freud's etchings, many of which were accompanied by small oil paintings of the same subject matter. If you're in NYC and get the chance, it's well worth the trip.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

the grass is always greener....after living in California for the past 10 years, i miss 4 seasons and snow! it looks beautiful to me...spikula

dberube-art said...

I definitely enjoyed the snow, like you, I enjoy the 4 seasons. Summer, Spring and Fall a little more than the "other" one.

The snow here in the city is pretty for the first few hours and then it turns into a brown, slushy mess where it feels like every vehicle is aiming for you as they pass by.

P.S. The dog loves the snow too.

the ice chewer said...

So when will we see a photo of the dog in the snow?

dberube-art said...

It'll have to be the next snow storm at this point as it's all muddy slush in my part of town and although Mr. T doesn't care how dirty and wet he gets, we prefer a little less dirt indoors.

Anonymous said...

Tilden ROCKS!!! -Spikula

dberube-art said...

Spike-
The next time you talk to Secord, ask him abt. Mr. T licking his toes.
Reminded me of your visit quite a few years ago. ;0)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Well even if the snow got messy later at least you have preserved it in these pictures.
The moma sculpture garden is a classic. it should be framed. beautiful..
Our dogs love playing in the snow every chance they get. . funny, they're running & scooping up snow into there mouths & not missing a beat.
Must have been great to see the Freud show in real life. That is one of the big benefits of New York living. Being able to take in the culture of the world in person, anytime.