Yes, just like that.  A few days ago, when I went for a stroll through the park, all signs pointed to the impossible.  Could it be that it would remain forever summer?

New Yorker enjoying a warm day in Central Park

And yet, today the park was seemingly transformed! I invite you to come along on a virtual walk for a closer look.

leaves on grey stone walk

From the Pool just north of where we live…

Pond through the trees

Across the north end of the park…

heart shaped leaves with berries in the fall

To the Conservatory Garden

Conservatory garden and bench

Where you’ll come upon a riot of colors bright (and muted) upon which to feast your eyes!

red wild flowers against dark purple background

wild grasses in the fall

mums with bumble bee

colorful fall leaves in Central Park

red wild flowers

If water puts you in a reflective mood…

statues reflected in a pool

Then you can pause here to rest your feet, ponder your reflection and gaze at the water lilies.

Water lily

(Or, further south on The Lake,  you can rent a rowboat and take in the colors from afar.)

On the pond

With the rustle of the wind through the trees and the crunch of leaves underfoot you might just forget that you’re in the city!

Central Park West through the trees



  1. Sharon says:

    Wow, you are such a photographer! Lovely to see ny in the fall-looks like you are having the same weather as us- well no, it’s hotter here- 80 deg. But we are going to run into rain in the north now. Waiting for M to come down to brft she’s got a bad sore throat(plane) unfortunately. Yesterday dinner w pimenteis was just so delightful. I’ll send pix. How I love them! Tita looks ok, but is not, I think- well she has all her miolo. Only rui and marianna were not there. Nuno is the most beautiful man I’ve ever laid eyes on. Yes we did get to belem- had 2 p de bac and 2 p de belem- they were so fab we had to have 2 more. Lines of people out the door- the place inside goes on forever. We also went fall clothes shopping but not for little dresses as your cute lil drawing suggests. More soon Love mm

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Susan says:

    You take the most beautiful photos! You are so talented in so many areas. these made my day!

    • Joana says:

      Hi Susan,

      Thank you so much! Your comment made my day, too! I love Central Park in all seasons, but I have to say that Fall is maybe the best time for photography in the park…the light, the colors and the flowers all make it hard to take a bad picture.

      Hope you have a great weekend! Joana

      On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:47 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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