12/21/09

Winter Wonderland

Cold? What cold?

New Yorkers are not intimidated by foul weather. After all that snow was dumped on the city over the weekend, residents and some curious tourists went to Central Park armed to the teeth with winter gear. Even the dog above feels so confident about how he looks in the freezing 27-degree Fahrenheit weather.

Dogs will be dogs. There's plenty of parks in New York City with "dog runs" - safe areas that allow man's best friend to run unleashed. At Central Park, they're scattered just about everywhere. Dogs socializing with fellow canines can bring about an energy like there's no tomorrow, especially with so much snow to play around with.

Some dogs though can be quite timid.

While some dogs have a stamina more than their owners can handle.

Of course, it's just not the dogs having fun in Central Park. Kids came in full force too, riding on sleds pulled by their parents who are just too glad to come out from their Upper West Side apartments. For most kids living in the Big Apple, sledding at the hilly parts of Central Park is what makes their winter really memorable. Even these parents remember doing the same thing when they were kids.

If there's no sled, an inflatable tube will do just fine.

As long as a tireless Daddy pulls the sled, the Kid won't mind if it snows everyday.

And kids will be kids when they're sledding. Skiing and snowboarding will have to follow much later.

So who says New Yorkers hibernate when it snows madly? If it's not Fido barking loudly at Central Park last Sunday, it's the shrill voice of kids that merrily filled the wintry air.

Merry Christmas!


26 comments:

  1. I admire their stamina. Snow photos will always be endearing to look at. Lalo na with those dogs.

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  2. awww i just love pooch pictures. and the 2nd one is so funny!

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  3. Wow! So cute ng pictures ha! Especially the picture of little dog with jacket.

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  4. Sana magkasnow na din sa Pilipinas... kahit once lang... jijijijijiji... asa pa eh no?! jijijijiji

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  5. That's a fun day!

    Bato bato sa langit walang magagalit sa akin ha --- one of my pet peeves is pets wearing clothing :D

    Looks like you're having a White Christmas. Whatever color it is, hope you spend it with your love ones in peace and quiet.

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  6. You sure are going to have a White Christmas! Maligaya, maski malamig na Pasko sa iyo, pero nakakainggit din. Watch out for those trigger-happy NY undercover cops before you throw a snow ball LOL.

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  7. Weeeee! that looks like fun sledding down the hill! We used to do that too with our kids when they were little then have hot cocoa with whipped cream or marshmallow afterwards ... ahhh, happy memories! ;)

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  8. ang saya naman dyan, dennis!
    those photos of dogs in snow made me smile! have fun in winter wonderland!

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  9. wow! doggie wonderland hehehe

    merry christmas and happy new year to you and to your family



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  10. MERRY CHRISTMAS kuya nomad!

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  11. I don't necessarily like cold weather but LOVE snow. The more the better, even if it can be a pain to get around. You see, the dogs know how to appreciate it!

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  12. Such fun in the snow! I hope I can be there next year. Sayang VISA ko :P

    And I enjoyed those dog shots! :D

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Nomadic Pinoy :D

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  13. Fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving gifts are all the buzzwords in a Christmas setting. Make your Christmas a one to cherish for years!

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dennis. Great photos as always. Hope to bump into you here in the city someday.

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  15. I love the boots! I love to see snow, I think it's beautiful, but being from Florida, I DO NOT like the cold.

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  16. have a joyous and blessed Christmas! Sarap maglaro sa snow :)

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  17. Merry Christmas to you! :D

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  18. and i actually thought that it's just humans who enjoy the snow. the dogs too.

    Merry Christmas to you!

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  19. central park in winter, wow! ang sarap naman maglaro diyan sa snow! :)

    a blessed and merry christmas to you! :)

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  20. gininaw ako just by looking to these photos.
    enjoy the subzero weather! Ü

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  21. Have a blessed Christmas Dennis :D greetings to you and your family

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  22. Merry Christmas! You take such beautiful picture of people and places talaga.

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  23. Wonderful, wonderful photos! With all these actvities taking place in NY this Christmas season, who needs Bahamas?

    Beautiful photos. Very sharp and clear always!

    Merry Christmas!

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  24. that dog in the third pic is cute. reminds me of our shih tzu puppy. :)

    may your christmas celebration this year gave you more happy memories to bring into the new year.

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  25. Sarap maging bata at maka-experience ng snow. Pati aso game na game.

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  26. That snow looks a lot thicker than the inch or two we had in Bristol that melted after a couple of days - still it was officially a white Christmas

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