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Jill Zaheer's JAZWORKS: A Tapestry of Mixed Media, Painting, Collaborations, Photography, and Poetry

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Remnants of Winter's Touch!

Central Park is my home away from home -always in awe of the impact the seasons have on the look and feel of the park - enamored with its fluctuating light, varying vegetation, abundance of flowers in the spring time and exuberant energies felt throughout the year. Winter though has another feel altogether. It has a quiet peacefulness with a majestic quality. Here are some pictures from a few weeks ago-during a period of an abundance of rain and snow.
As I walk up Fifth Avenue with the excitement of going to the conservatory gardens at 105th Street, I feel the trees surrounding me- yet at the same time making way as I continue down the street.




Here is one of my favorite statues of these free spirited dancing women- draped in layers of  cloth floating through their arms.

And a tree with amazing autumn leaves still holding tight to stay on.


Here's one of my favorite pictures of the vitality, peacefulness and motion of beautiful New York City!



And as we say goodbye to winter- I welcome the spring with its lightness of air, blooming exploding flowers, bright shining sun making everything shimmer -creating new canvases filled with wondrous sights to see!

11 comments:

Steen said...

Thanks for winter atmosphere with a melancholic touch. So dark some of them are – like you have been painting on a dark canvas. Where I am we are waiting for the ashes to fall – hope this is not a prelude!! Great pictures. Steen

Marilyn Rock said...

What an artistic touch to life in NYC! I love your photos here and through you eyes, we get to see! Beautiful! Love those statues, too! Thnks for sharing so much with us! xxoo

Seth said...

As the weather is getting warmer and spring has sprung in NYC, it is so nice to see the reminders of the recent winter -- especially as taken within one of my most favorite places in the city...Central Park. Thank you for that!

Renee Howell said...

Jill - these are great photos, especially so because that winter feel is gone for now. It is nice to reminisce about winter after it is gone and anytime before January :-). The photos ARE lovely in that romantic winter feel. Great that you have access to Central Park and created art in the park.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Wonderful photos of Central Park...it's been years since I've been in the park but your photos were an easy transport...I could easily feel the moments and hear the quiet and the traffic...thank you for these!

Kim Palmer said...

Beautiful photos Jill. I love the winter landscape most probably as we have absolutely nothing like it here! I have the absolute unreality of all the emotion the pics evoke with none of the slushy realities, LOL! Love that pic with the dancing girls they must look wonderful wheb spring surrounds them, and the pic of the fence and arbour in the background too!

Svetlana said...

Jill, I love when you come up with some usual but at the same time unsual perspective.Your photos are moving.They wake up so many emotions, memories and longing to see the old and at the same time to discover new. Thank you.Hugs, Svetlana

Studio Sylvia said...

Love your photos. A wonderful snippet of moments and objects in your city. Thanks for the view.

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Jill, I know I wrote a comment here, but must not have done it right, because it is gone. What I wrote was how much i love the lines of the trees and the iron, organic and geometric together, and how even muted in snow and mist they stand out and draw you in. You have a beautiful way of seeing... roxanne

altered bits said...

i am in LOVE with that beautiful statue of the dancing ladies! gorgeous!! our family is planning a summer trip and my husby wants to go to new york in july. i'll have to find out where that is if we go, and where YOU are so i can take you to lunch. how wonderful that would be!

and how could you have snow again? mother nature is a fickle girl, doing so many silly and abnormal things this year. we had a day in the 70s in february, then it dropped to the 30s two days later.

gorgeous, gorgeous photos as always, my friend!

Debrina said...

Jill, your photos never cease to draw gasps from me. I just love everything about this post! I am once again going to try and update your link on my blog, just in case things have rectified themselves (I still get no updates from you).