Fall Colors in Central Park

December 14, 2008

The onset of fall season brings out a phenomenon i believe doesn’t happen in India, we being a semi tropical country.

The colors of fall.

Vibrant hues of red, yellow, orange, green. A smorgasbord of colors. Leaves on trees start acquiring bright, beautiful colors. It is their way of saying goodbye. In a few weeks the tree would be bare. For the next few months, life would be dull, cold, and color less. It’s a season’s quota of color, shrunk wrap in a few weeks.

Unfortunately, yours truly was indisposed during the time when the colors were at their best, thanks to a gaping hole in one of the (two) feet. Got back to life in time for a quick trip to the Central Park, right here in the center of New York.

Didnt catch a lot of fall colors. By the time i got to taking these pictures mostly the yellows were left. Still good enough for some mighty impressive pictures. All of these pictures were taken using my prehistoric Samsung mobile phone.

Here we go.

The grass is green
skies are blue
some trees are lean
and some are through.


Leaves are falling, but the colors are striking.


Here, all leaves have gone hiking. Picture, still striking.


And there they are. Tall, Gorgeous, very colorful.



Here’s a shot along the upper reservoir. 1.6 miles of waterfront path that has seen a lot of wear and tear from yours truly’s running shoes.


Another shot. Notice the tall midtown buildings in the background.


Not all’s yellow though. Some outliers still refusing to give up.


Finally, we spotted some red.


Like the Congress and BJP, we stand together despite our differences.


By now it was getting dark.


And this hunk of a tree started getting a little, heavy on us. Time to leave.


These pictures are about a month old. By now, all trees are bare. Fall colors came like a whiff of fresh air, and now it is just the cold, chilly winds of winter that keep pounding us, sometimes threatening to blow us off the road entirely.

Fall colors were nice. The winter blues, not so much!

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23 Responses to “ Fall Colors in Central Park ”

  1. Kiran on December 14, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Nice pictures :) such clarity with camera phone! I’ve been to NY once, but never had the chance to visit Central Park. I read it some where that it’s huge!

  2. Nikhil on December 15, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Yup, been there last fall..!! Awesome place! Some of my most memorable pictures were taken there! :)

    • amreekandesi on December 15, 2008 at 1:04 am

      Awesome it sure is. And so bustling with life. People running, biking, playing tennis or baseball. Horse carriage rides. There is a little lake where you can rent a boat and just row away for an hour.

      And i live at a 10 minute walk from all this!!

  3. remya on December 15, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    really beautifull

    • amreekandesi on December 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks Remya! Welcome to Amreekandesi :)

  4. amit on December 16, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful pics. A few of my friends went to Smoky Mountain last year and sent me beautiful vibrant pics. Pity that you couldn’t get the red ones! :(

    • amreekandesi on December 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Amit! I promise…next year i shall have all colors!

  5. Dinesh on December 16, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Beautiful fall pics. I love the colors of leaves during fall, they are simply brilliant.

    • amreekandesi on December 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Dinesh. Fall colors is really an amazing phenomenon…so very beautiful

  6. lallopallo on December 16, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    You are so lucky man. I love New York and central park is one of the most filmed places of New York in Woody Allen’s films..I have been to central park once..nice pictures..

    • amreekandesi on December 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm

      Welcome to Amreekandesi. Lallopallo!

      Newyork is fun, but living here comes with its own bag of disadvantages!

  7. prerna on December 17, 2008 at 6:02 am

    Beautiful pics!

    • amreekandesi on December 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Prerna

  8. lallopallo on December 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Do you live in proper Manhattan?

  9. lallopallo on December 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Then Sir what could be the disadvantages if you live in Manhattan? :)

    • amreekandesi on December 17, 2008 at 4:08 pm

      Little things such as traffic congestion, crowded trains, expensive real estate, small apartments, and some rude people!

      But overall, NY is a great place to live. There are a million things to do at any given time, thousands of restaurants, and the city is so full of life, very diverse and very vibrant.

  10. Reema on December 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful pics!!

  11. amreekandesi on December 25, 2008 at 1:08 am

    thanks Reema :)

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