Thanksgiving morning continues to yield some lovely late-Autumn foliage and vistas. Click either image to see them both enlarged (mobile device results may vary).
Another shot from our Thanksgiving morning walk in the park.
We didn’t really set out to see the parade, just taking a walk in the park on Thanksgiving morning, but we couldn’t help seeing some of the floats through the trees as we went. Click any image to see them all bigger (mobile device results may vary).
Last year on Thanksgiving I shot from this very same corner where most of the floats turned on to the parade route down Central Park West. (I posted a shot of workmen roping the traffic light and pulling it back into place after the parade.) This year the parade was a tame affair of a few floats pulled mostly by trucks for a block in front of Macy’s and shown on television only with no crowds allowed.
Not sure I’ve fully captured the brilliant golden yellow glow of these Autumn leaves against the late afternoon blue sky on Thanksgiving.
Lots of people out and about on Thanksgiving afternoon, not traveling, I guess
Went for a walk down Central Park West on Thanksgiving afternoon.
I never noticed before, but to accommodate the Thanksgiving parade floats, all the streetlights are pulled out of the way on the parade route. Here we see the light being pulled back into place. First a guy in a cherry-picker lassos the light, then drops the ropes down to his partner on the ground. Then he loosens the bolts on the lamp post and the partner uses the rope to heave the lights back into position before the bolts are tightened again. Who knew?
He was on a float in the Thanksgiving parade in front of the American Museum of Natural History.
Little remarked amid the reports of the coldest Thanksgiving Day in a hundred or so years, Parks Department staff had been ordered to make sure no one in the park was allowed to get anywhere near the parade. Children and the elderly were vigorously chased from the grass, the rocks or anywhere within viewing distance of the parade.
She wished us a Happy Thanksgiving as we passed and was delighted to have her portrait taken, wishing us Happy Thanksgiving again as we left.