After what has been a relatively mild winter by NYC standards (I visited the city last January and February and it was bitterly cold!), we finally had proper East Coast winter weather this past weekend. In fact, it went one step further and we had the second largest snowfall recorded in the city ever – 26.8″ in Central Park. As it was the first proper snowfall I’ve experienced since moving here I couldn’t wait to head out and enjoy it! As well as going sledging in Central Park I also took my camera along to capture all the winter wonderland magic to share with you guys. I love how everything pops against the crisp white snow. When I headed out on Saturday it was right in the middle of the blizzard caused by Storm Jonas. The wind was so powerful and you could barely see a thing: everything, including my camera, face and coat, was covered in freezing snow! The first set of pictures (bar the one above) were taken during the storm on Saturday. The second set were taken today, which was a beautiful blue sky day with bright sunshine that made the snow glint and glisten. I’d love to know which image is your favorite and why – let me know in the comments! Click through after the jump to see all 34 images of my #MakeYouSmileStyle snowy adventures.
Central Park during NYC’s Winter Storm Jonas 2016.Central Park West in the snow.Sperry boots in the snow.This was me on Saturday, just casually hanging out (pretending to be an Eskimo!) in Central Park during the blizzard caused by Winter Storm Jonas.This was first thing on Saturday morning – by the afternoon most of the cars were completely covered by snow drifts.How pretty does New York City look under a fresh coating of snow?I spotted this little mouse in Central Park on Sunday.So very ready? Nope, I’m snow Sperry ready!Before I went sledging on Saturday (L) and a daredevil snowboarder on Sunday (R). Yes, he wins the cool kid points. Ha!An early snowfall picture of a bike that was soon to be completely submerged in snow (L) and me heading down a hill while sledging in Central Park (R).Those classic yellow NYC cabs really pop in all the bright white snow!And it turns out that yellow bikes do, too!A NYC cross street covered in snow (L) and a cute pooch enjoying the snowfall on Saturday (R).I watched for five minutes or so while this squirrel furiously searched for his buried nut. He eventually found it and paused long enough for me to snap this picture. Thanks, buddy!A splash of hue amongst all the beautiful white snow in New York City.Beautiful blue skies over the ice skating rink in Central Park on Sunday.The American flag looking resplendent in the sunshine and blue skies (L) and a frozen fountain in Central Park (R).Beautiful light over a bridge in snowy Central Park.The boathouse in Central Park covered in snow and ice.The Swedish Cottage looking like something from a winter fairytale thanks to those picture perfect icicles!Another picture of the Swedish Cottage covered in snow in Central Park.I met Lola the dog at the start of my walk on Sunday. Her owner kindly let me take a picture of her – isn’t she a cutie?!More beautiful light against the snow in Central Park.Runners in Central Park braving the cold and enjoying the sunshine for a run on Sunday, the day after Winter Storm Jonas hit NYC.A yellow taxi cab zooms through Central Park (L), while the sunshine glints through a snow-capped tree (R).Families enjoy sledging down a snowy hill in Central Park. Which picture is your favorite and why, folks? // Photography by Will Taylor