fading quince

my parents and sister got 32" of snow yesterday.  we in lower manhattan seemed to get only 6" judging from what accumulated on the rooftops of the surrounding buildings.  i hope everyone fared ok during the storm.

some leftover quince from last week.  they're fading a bit, but still pretty enough to balance out the winter gloom.  i spent most of the morning throwing away dead flowers and wiping up pollen that seemed to have fallen on every possible surface.  i suppose cleaning is slightly better than venturing outside.  the sun is completely out but it's deceptively cold -- high of 30 but currently 26.  fresh air would be nice, but i'm staying where it's warm.

pete and i are going to paris the latter end of next week.  we'll post pictures on photos.