When you live in L.A. you're surrounded by a lots of evergreen palm trees and barely changing seasons, but when you venture outside of California you're reminded how nice it is to experience the different seasons.
An Autumnal afternoon in Central Park
On our recent visit to Manhattan it was so lovely to take a stroll through Central Park and see all the Autumnal colours in the trees and plant life, lots of orange, yellow, red and russet leaves.
It was especially cool to see those rich, dramatic Fall colours reflected in the lake and to see so many people enjoying boating about on the water.
Even though the sun was shining, it also made a big difference to see tourists and New Yorkers all wrapped up in their winter coats and layers, such an alternative to the shorts and t-shirts I'm still sporting in L.A. at the moment (in the daytime at least).
We were in Central Park the day after the New York Marathon and it was fun to see the banners and some of the set-up left from the previous day's activities.
I have to say walking through the park made me want to run the city's marathon even more, especially because you finish in this infamous park.
Speaking of running, we also meandered around the reservoir which looks like it has a great jogging circuit around the water. If I lived in New York I'm certain I'd enjoy doing my marathon training around this running track.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
I also glimpsed this fountain in the reservoir for the first time and thought it made a great spectacle.
Until my next time in the Big Apple, it's back to walking at Runyon Canyon Park here in L.A., which conversely is getting greener not more Autumnal, as we have more rain and temperate weather...