In a Springtime state of mind

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

 One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt. – Georgia O’Keeffe

As picturesque as a NYC winter can be, with extravagant holiday displays and the beauty that is Central Park covered in a dusting of snow, I have a special place in my heart for summer in the city.

There is something to be said for the energy that pumps through the streets of New York when the temperatures start creeping up. The streets become so packed that you could literally crowd surf on top of all the people who are out and about.  Everyone is headed somewhere, whether they’re catching a show, sightseeing, or heading to a park to spend the day outside.

Spring has truly arrived when the sun starts to peek in between the tall buildings, finally warming up the sidewalk. The Hudson and East Rivers start to sparkle, their waves reflecting the sun like a disco ball on the buildings nearby.

John and I make it a point to take some time and appreciate the beauty in the city this time of year.  Since it’s finally getting warm, Minnie actually enjoys being outside and has fun hanging around with us all day, wherever we choose to go. Minnie has a knack for making people really happy, and people are always stopping to say hi to her. On the day these photos were taken, we were relaxing by the water and watching the boats pass by. One boat randomly honked it’s horn so loud, and Minnie got so scared she jumped in the air and ran behind me to hide. Everyone nearby cracked up, unsure of whether they wanted to laugh or express their concern for her.

Minnie has on a Spring themed collar designed by Kristen Wills. Have you checked out her Etsy shop,  ShihPooLover Designs, yet?  I love everything she has for Spring, especially the Cute Whales and Crabs at Sea pattern. I can’t get enough of her adorable dog collars and leashes.

We’re supposed to be getting lots of rain this week, so hopefully these sun-filled photos will keep us in a Spring state of mind. Do you follow Minnie in Manhattan on Instagram? You should! I’ll be posting lots of sun-filled photos to get us through this rainy week 🙂

 

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