Winter in Silver: Great Hill, New York City

Winter in Silver: Great Hill, New York City

The recent cold spell in the Eastern US and Canada begs for a bit of winter beauty. A year ago, almost precisely, the author found himself mounting a steep path with his dog, finding himself in an expansive belvedere and the monochrome tutelage of the local magi of Great Hill. : | : Great Hill is the highest point in Manhattan's eminent domain, Central Park, in altitude and latitude. As the treed gate to Harlem at 110th street, Great Hill slopes down and east to Lasker Pool where, every minute or so, a dog is trailed in companionable silence by its owner.

The Magi of Great Hill, #1. Central Park, New York.

 

View Across Lasker Pond, #1, Central Park, New York. 

 

The Magi of Great Hill, #2. Central Park, New York.

 

The Magi of Great Hill, #3. Central Park, New York.

 

View Across Lasker Pond, Central Park, New York. 

 

First published in JWC February 17, 2015.

 

 

WHITNEY SMITH is the Publisher/Editor of The Journal of Wild Culture.

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Photographs by Whitney Smith, © 2014 Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture. www.wildculture.com

 

 

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