Thanks again everyone for your nice comments. I've missed this and have decided to come back after my break. (I'll try not to make so many comments on other blogs, I don't want to annoy anyone!) In any case, here is a view of one of the marble lions that guard the entrance to the main branch of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The lions are named Patience and Fortitude. (I think the one in this picture is Patience.) They were given their names by New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in the 1930s. They are always nicely decorated with wreaths at Christmas time so I'll have to remember to go back and take another photo then.
Thanks again for your support and see you around!