Fall...no words necessary
This is why I live here:
Well not really. I live here because it's close enough to NYC to make the weekly trip viable and we can afford it. But as a born and raised New Englander, I appreciate the thrill of riotous fall foliage. It makes me giddy and excited...the energy of these colors is contagious.
It's in the 30s at night now. The houseplants are back inside and the last of the green tomatoes are ripening on the windowsill. Last weekend Mark and I picked quarts of silverberries for jelly and this weekend I'll dry spice bush berries. Fall is not only beautiful, it's also delicious.
On a professional note, I've started a new blog with my friend and partner, Ellen Spector Platt. Garden Bytes from the Big Apple is a blog about anything and everything related to gardening in New York City. Rooftop gardens, foraging in the parks, botanical garden events, community gardens...you name it. If it's in any way related to growing and it's in the five boroughs, we'll be writing about it. If you're a city gardener (or have always wondered how we get those big trees up on top of the buildings), I hope you'll check it out.