Bloglight Savings Time

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Sigh.. today is the sad day light savings time...  I haven't really noticed yet because it's still Sunday.  But I'll feel it tomorrow.

But! Daylight savings time does mean spring is on its way! Snow drops are coming in!  The weathers getting nicer!  (I won't say "nice" yet but nicer) so I've gotten to explore more and more parks.   I got to go to the Cloisters with my sister as I mentioned last time. But since then I've been to several others.

I took the A up to Inwood and got to explore Inwood park.  This park is wonderful. It's the first place I've been in the city, that, once I got deep enough.  I didn't feel like I was in the city anymore. Couldn't see buildings, hear cars.  Just trees.  Most of the park isn't paved.  Inwood is much more a hiking trail, which suits me fine.  I little off the beaten path, I found a broken old street lamp.  I was feeling artsy-fartsy, and a had my special smart phone so I took a picture.

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I'm fancy.

I've also gotten to explore Highbridge Park.  Its much closer than Inwood.  I just have to cut east from my apartment and I end up right there.  There's a nice long path along the Harlem river.  This path is paved, but there are several less beaten roads that branch off.  On one such road, as I was climbing over a particularly rocky section, and beginning to wonder if this, in fact, was not area where people were meant to get to, I discovered a park bench, bolted to the ground on a rocky outcropping overlooking the river.  It's become one of my favorite places to read.

Most recently, when the Subway was being particularly crowed/slow over the weekend, I decided to get off a few stops early on my back to the apartment.  When I say a few stops early I mean that I got off at 72nd street instead of 172nd.  It came out right next to an entrance to the Greenway, the path that extends the length of Manhattan's west side.  From where I was I could clearly see The George Washington bridge in the distance, which is right where are apartment is.  There's something incredibly satisfying seeing a landmark that far away, and walking in a beeline towards it.  It was a gorgeous day.  The sunlight was glittering of the Hudson, and lot of people were biking, walking, rollarblading, or having lunch along the path.  As I approached the end of my journey (I want to say I was about parallel with 145th?) I found "The Sisyphus Stones".  Which are really cool.  For about a 100 ft stretch along the path, some on has taken hundreds of tall, slender stones, and placed them upright along the coast.  On top of each stone, they've balanced two or three other rocks, using no adhesive or bondage or anything.  Just pure balance.  They were facsinating.  There was, however, a large sign saying to keep children out of the area, so I thought it was best if I kept my distance.

I, probably should stop blogging and go to bed.  I have to get up and hour early tomorrow.

Once more unto the blog, dear friends, once more.

Ben Folts