The beauty of a new fallen snow is very short lived in the city - this photo was taken as I have written this and already, most has has melted. Nature doles out its pleasures when it sees fit and in New York City, nature's bounty is often tempered. With a warm infrastructure and the masses walking, white snow soon becomes brown mush and/or melts away. There is little land or surfaces where snow can rest untouched.
On November 17, 2009, I wrote White By Design. That was, however, design by men and women. For the natural version, I invite you to enjoy this view from my window. Contrast it with the same vista taken in the autumn on October 29, 2009 when I wrote Wood, Glass, Brass and Trees - see here. Catch if you can nature's White by Design in New York City, because it is beautiful but fleeting :)