Peak in the Adirondack Park
the time you read this, the fall peak foliage colors will
be well behind us and heading south to the Catskills. One
of my readers and former editor of the Suffolk County News,
Nancy Keating, was writing to me recently of the uniqueness
of the northeast tree colors. I include a quote here from
her email to me.
(September 23rd) we are officially entering fall, MY favorite
season of the year. I never thought about "what's coming"
because fall is so fresh, and the colors so lovely, and
I really like apples and anything you make from them. Even
winter has its points. I do feel sorry for people who plan
their whole lives for some later time. (Of course some people
will discuss the fable of the ant and the grasshopper and
extol the virtues of planning, too. Good points to both
sides of the argument?)
mother--not normally a font of random factoids--once commented
that, apart from the Northeastern United States, the only
other part of the world that has such a beautiful range
of fall colors is northeastern China. (All because of the
combination of trees.) Just more confirmation that this
season is special for we who are lucky enough to live here
and see it."
thoughts exactly. I’ve made it very clear to you guys
that I love every season for what it is. Certainly I tend
to favor the summer for obvious reasons. But I really do
enjoy the difference of each of our four seasons. I think
I mentioned this to you before, but this is one thing I
really missed while living in California.
you can rationalize that there really was a difference between
summer and winter because it rains so much in the winter
in California. But the truth of the matter was I had some
pretty amazing days on the beach in the "winter"
out there. And it was totally weird to see stores and houses
decorated for Christmas. Some people even had fake snow
with flowering bushes still in their yard. This is something
I just didn’t get.
get me wrong, I loved California and all the good weather
I had. I just really missed the four seasons. Which is the
main reason I moved back east. Aside from our horrible winters,
(and I even enjoy that season from indoors mostly), I think
this is the perfect place for me.