Perfect Fall Day

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In an unideal turn of events, it is now averaging 50 degrees over here in NYC and I am in full reminiscing mode: not even of gorgeous, sunny summer weather but of the crisp, mid-60s fall breeziness we seemed to be getting just a week or so ago. Where did that go. Why can’t it stay longer. I didn’t sign up for this.

In the mean time, at least I can reheat memories of a perfect fall day a couple weekends ago. For the record, my favorite season is still a tie between spring and summer, slightly skewing towards summer, but that one Autumn Saturday really took me by surprise. The East Coast does have somethin’ special to offer.

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We started out with some apple picking at Apple Dave’s (about a 90-minute drive north of Manhattan), and it had everything you’d want in an apple picking trip: lots of trees, good variety, delicious apple donuts, live music, cute kiddos…would recommend. But be warned: you might come home in the evening to find that a couple people you know from the city had also tagged themselves there on Instagram…not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s a…thing.

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Autumn leaves at Apple Dave’s were a nice taste of what were were about to see later that day at Storm King Art Center, a 500-acre sculpture park in the Hudson Valley filled with fields, hills, woodlands, and, of course, over 100 sculptures…which I barely got to know because I was too busy soaking in the art of nature 😉

Sigh…no. filters. at. all. 

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Try to spot Tal Streeter’s Endless Columnthe tallest sculpture at Storm King.

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In my natural habitat 😉

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The Arch by Alexander Calder, one of his last major works

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Adam, one of three large-scale works by Alexander Liberman

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This was fun and architectural: Low Building With Dirt Roof (For Mary) by Alice Aycock

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Photo-op with a very large, very autumn-y tree

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I called this the Apple product of Storm King sculptures…Untitledor ethereal, open cubes by David von Schlegell

If you’re in the tri-state area, definitely go to Storm King, definitely go during the fall. I’d love to take my family. And when I go back, I’d want to spend the whole day there, and be able to just sit for a while, or better yet, lie down.

Top image: A stroll through Storm King
All photos by me (unless I’m in them…then they’re by Jason 😉 ) 

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  1. Pingback: #NoFilter: Thankful for Central Park – Dream Color Scheme

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