It's a warm, wet, rainy day here in the city. The type of day where dodging puddles is not possible. This is my second day returning down to work in the West Village, and even the the weather was worse than yesterday - it felt good to be returning downtown.
As you can see, I missed taking the picture of the ginko tree outside my work when it was in its full splendor. Unfortunately, the rain drops got to it first. This will be the scenery here for the next few months.
I have a nice walk to work - I get to walk by beautiful neighborhoods, festive store fronts, and most particularly a Japanese deli. Uptown in Washington Heights no Asian grocery stores exist, so having one on my way to work helps to make the recipes here possible.
It's Christmas time here in the wet, soggy, city.