Photography|First Day of Spring in Central Park

 

Yesterday, the Nor’easter struck New York City again. Wait a minute, another snowstorm? Wasn’t it already spring? Oh yes, yesterday was actually the first day of spring! Holy moly, where are you spring?

But now, let’s forget about spring a little bit and take a look at perhaps the last snow view in Manhattan.

春城無處不飛花,如果雪花也是花。

春分這一天,紐約迎來了另一場暴風雪,雪大到讓整座城市都放了雪假。春假期間放雪假,好像有點虧。
或許是覺得這可能就是這場漫長的冬季的最後一次降雪了,於是抓著相機就出門了。沒撐傘是個錯誤,才剛出門雪花就落得滿頭滿臉,相機也開始潮濕,拍立得的底片因為溫度太低,顯影出來都是綠色的,然而走到中央公園馬上就知道,今天如果沒出門一定會後悔。

 

 

Growing up in a subtropical area, I’ll never feel too tired to watch the snow. It really is like a dreamy fantasy coming true that once only exists in movies or fairy tales. I know it’s cliché, but don’t you feel the romantic mysterious vibe just by viewing the photos? But enough of the cold, seriously.

身為一個在亞熱帶氣候長大的女子,真是受夠了紐約的低溫,但紐約的雪景好像怎麼看也看不夠。大雪打在臉上很痛、雪水融進眼睛很澀、風很冷洌覺得在大雪裡走那麼久快感冒了、下大雪的中央公園長得都一樣還差點走不出去,但撇除全身濕漉漉的狼狽,雪景真美,而我又再次聽見下雪的聲音,那真是種奇妙的視覺與聽覺分離的感覺。

 

 

This was actually the first time for me to see sledding in person. My mom kept an old photo of two-year-old me in a sled when we were living in Madison, Wisconsin. Even though I had no single memory of the snow and anything related to it, I still felt a sense of intimacy of my childhood.

在大雪中走了兩個小時,從入口處有著三三兩兩觀光客,走到前無古人後無來者天地茫茫只有我一人,再到極熱鬧的小坡玩雪區,所有的下雪天體驗全濃縮在這短短兩小時裡。打雪仗、堆雪人、滑雪橇,甚至還有滑雪板,雪天能進行的活動真多,可惜我都沒玩過。但其實嚴格說起來應該有,只是我完全沒印象。媽媽留著幾張當初住在麥迪遜時,兩歲時的我坐在雪橇上的照片。什麼時候能真正打一場雪仗、滑一次雪橇,喚醒我童年的記憶呢?

 

 

Is the snowman Elmo?

 

I’ve been to Central Park numerous times but never been to the Belvedere Castle. The lake was magnificent, especially in the snow.

來過中央公園這麼多次,這也是第一次登上 Belvedere 城堡。從城堡俯瞰下去的湖景太壯觀,大雪中的湖根本是電影裡的景致。
沒想到如今我也住在電影裡了。

It would be nice to have some company to walk in the snow, but it’s still good to walk alone. After all, in life, a lot of times, you can only walk on your own.

泥上偶然留指爪,鴻飛哪復寄東西。人生許多路只能自己走,但偶爾有人陪著走一段,那該是溫馨又溫暖的吧。

Do you want some oatmeal? When I was on my way to Central Park, I spotted this poor cute doggy on Madison Avenue. I believe its owner must stop by the cafe to get some food in very short time and wouldn’t let it wait for too long.

在前往中央公園的路上,看到這隻楚楚可憐的黃金獵犬。我相信他的主人應該只是進去快速買個東西就出來,不然外頭實在很冷,雪下得又極快,他身上的積雪應該只是短短幾分鐘的事而已。

 

Okay, I hope you enjoy these photos just as I enjoy taking them.

Hopefully, this is the last snowstorm before spring really comes!

希望你們喜歡這次的攝影分享,也希望這真的是春天來臨前最後一次降雪啦!

xx

 

 

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