My favorite park gets dressed for fall.
There are fabulous parks in New York City. But I most often find myself in this little postage stamp of a park, just off of Broadway at 63rd Street. It's half a block from my gym and half a block from the bus stop. It's the perfect spot to drink a cup of coffee, read and enjoy being outside, and it's right in the middle of the neighborhood. I'm there three or four times a week until it's too cold to sit outdoors, even with gloves and a winter coat.
This is the perfect time for park visits. It's not too hot and not too cold and the folks who maintain it do a great job in dressing it for autumn. I was there last week when the colors changed. I had my iced coffee -- with just a splash of pumpkin spice -- and the new Sue Grafton mystery "X" and I was about as happy as could be.
So enjoyed seeing the first mums of the season.
My happy urban oasis
This morning there was a snap of cool in the air. It was the first day in months when I thought "I should have worn a jacket," when I went outside. As much as I don't like to rush the seasons I am excited about the autumn. I'm eager for mums and fresh apples, pumpkins and the change of leaves. Yes, it's time to dress for fall.
What are your favorite autumn moments? Football, pumpkin spice, Halloween? Please share as we dress for autumn. I'm especially happy to welcome bloggers visiting from Commentathon. Thanks so much for stopping by.
The phrase, "It's time to dress for fall..." is from the song "The Summer Knows" from the movie "Summer of '42." It was released in 1971 and starred Jennifer O'Neill. Memories...
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care.