Planking New York City

Posted by on October 19, 2011

Click here to see my piece in P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home™ Blog







Siting here, now, at my Mac, it’s fuzzy how it came that I would plank my way through New York City.  But, alas, I did.

Approval of my actions came from  my three children’s giggles and a big ole belly laugh from my husband of 23 years.  These four people who know me best; know me to be silly on occasion, this was one of those occasions.

Planking came naturally to me, both physically and philosophically.  Before I planked, I, too, wondered why anyone would bother. Why plank? It’s stupid or I don’t get it, or really? — Really! The truth is, I plank because I can.

Planking, the internet craze in which people are photographed lying face down in unusual public spaces and posted on the internet.

Planking seemed to be the natural thing to do as I  traveled with David Spain to New York City so David could appear on the Martha Stewart TV show. When you are doing something surreal, like being on Martha’s show, you might as well be surreal, in a surreal city. I’m not sure how Raleigh would react to such antics, but New York didn’t seem to mind.

I have a couple of favorite planks, so if you ask me which was I enjoyed the most, it would be a toss up between The Food Truck, Grand Central Station, or Taking the Train to Wave Hill.

Please tell me which one YOU like best!





Helen  Yoest is a garden writer, speaker and garden coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™.

5 responses to “Planking New York City”

  1. Sunny says:

    I think that they are all great!!! I love the confidence it must have taken to plank in front of all of those people!! Good for you. By the way, Grand Central Station is my favorite.

  2. meghan says:

    Planking with Confidence! These are all great. 🙂

  3. Love the Confidence in the garden and on the streets of NYC you ROCK! <|;-)

  4. Les says:

    I vote for the High Line with the chairs. Their legs are so thin you hardly see them and it looks as if your are not planking, but floating. Stay fun!

  5. Sylvia says:

    Plank on! But P. Allen needs to lay off the Botox.

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