I was in Manhattan over the weekend for a wedding so I'm featuring the nature I observed there.
I was struck by how much green I could spot when I looked out the window.
The first three shots were taken from my hotel window on the 27th floor looking at rooftop gardens and also across the Hudson River.
I went outside on the courtyard outside of the wedding party room and spotted the pigeons above.
It was a beautiful green area to walk around in for a breath of fresh air.
Parts of the courtyard were still wet from the rain the day before so it was mostly the pigeons, me and some children wandering around out there.
I think having green spaces in a city is very important.
Of course Manhattan has Central Park but the pockets of green here and there make a big difference to me too.
Friday's rain left everything fresh and beautiful on Saturday.
The pigeons above were having a party themselves.
The pigeon on the rail above was watching me and the one below was finding food in the grout.
I took the rest of the shots from my sister's apartment balcony on the 13th floor.
There were lots of little clusters of trees and bushes.
I think having a balcony with a few potted plants makes a big difference in city living.