What’s Beautiful Now: Looking Up!
Montana may lay claim to the phrase “big sky country,” but New York is no slouch when it comes to panoramic vistas. Near a hilltop, or just beyond the boughs of the Forest‘s trees, you can catch the blue expanse above the NYBG without the cityscape that usually frames it. No radio towers, no skyscrapers marking up the periphery–just clouds of every shape and consistency.
It’s good for daydreaming.
On afternoons where the barometer reads high and the sun is clear, you see opal blue in rich or dusky shades. Other days, the sky is a scatter of swoops and ruffles that you’d have to climb pretty high to enjoy elsewhere in the city. But as I remember it, “show, don’t tell” is a rule you pick up in middle school language arts class. I suppose I should follow it, huh?
I can’t say much for the latter half of June–that heat was devilish. But the summer’s going easy on us this week! Bring your sunscreen, stuff a pair of shorts in your backpack, and don’t forget to look up. There’s more to appreciate here than what’s sprouting from the ground, and plenty of spots to see it.