Saturday, January 06, 2007


Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. It is traditionally known as the day the Magi, or Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem bearing gifts for the Christ child. But in fact "Epiphany" itself refers to the "shining forth" or revelation of God in human form. Epiphay is the last day of the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas and growing up, was the last day it was acceptable to have our Christmas decorations up. So start undecking those halls.

I snapped this photo along Riverside Drive yesterday. Trees are hauled here for New York's Christmas tree recycling program which turns the trees into mulch for city parks. For the recycling schedule, click here.

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At 1:49 AM, Blogger kevin said...

I so enjoy your pictures of New York City. It reminds me of my visit there. Even the picture of Stonewall is great to see because i saw it closed down when i went down Christopher Street.

The weather here is unseasonably cold and wet. In fact December was the coldest and wettest December ever! To put things more in perspective January has started even colder. We are supposed to be having temperatures at 25c+ but we are struggling to get 15c and no sun!

Give us back our weather!

Have the decorations for the holiday season been taken down in NY yet? How about the great deco around Saks 5th Ave and around the Rockefeller Cntre?

Kev in NZ

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Kev--Most of the decorations in the city are down by now. The tree in Rockefeller Cntr came down a few days before New Years, but most everything else has gradually been coming down over the past week. I noticed there were still some lights on trees in midtown last night, sometimes they leave those up a litle longer.


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