Thursday, October 23, 2008 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 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.


At October 24, 2008 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and that gorgeous fall color is part of why this transplanted West Coast gal can never go back! I look forward to the new blog.

At October 27, 2008 at 10:42 PM , Blogger tina said...

It sure is beautiful. Dave at the Home Garden is doing a Fall Color project if you are interested. Leda's comment is great-a good tie in with yours as to why you live where you do. The color this year is glorious up north. Not so good in Tennessee.

At October 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM , Blogger tina said...

Hi again Ellen. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Much appreciated. I looked at that link you sent and unfortunately that is not it. I need to post a much better picture of the bloom but have been so busy. Thanks so much for taking the time to try to help me out.

At October 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What gorgeous colors. You should write a book

At November 2, 2008 at 11:43 PM , Blogger molly said...

congrats on the new blog.
and, stop making me jealous!

At December 3, 2008 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Dora Renee Wilkerson said...

Wow, those are some of the pretties pictures I have seen in a while.

I love fall!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson


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