A half hour out of the city this is happening:
That was out my window on the drive this sunday to Storm King– a 500 acre sculpture museum in the Hudson Valley – on Sunday. Even the strip malls are beautiful this time of year. This is what you do at Storm King: walk around, look at giant sculptures, lay in the grass, let your kids run around while you let the sun warm your face. That’s it. Everyone needs a little sun on the face every so often.
And there is just something about that New England fall…. Why is fall still interesting? I mean, I’ve experienced it comes every year, one would think it would lose some of its pull? Of course, it’s still surprising when it shows up. Is this the fifth Fall that I have blogged about? (I know readers come and go, but for those who have been around for a while, does it get boring to see bloggers do the same thing year after year and tell you about it? I mean, I was thinking the other day: how many times can I blog about apple picking? or fur blankets? or fireplaces? The seasons give structure I guess!) Autumn in New York is fantastic. It’s like the whole universe of New York culture, vibe, weather, and everything else snaps into place. The city is full of life and people. And that feeling of “Why do I live here?” goes away. In fact, I think it IS why we all live here. As glorious as fall is in the city, the Fall Foliage of the Hudson Valley is no joke. You haven’t seen fall unless you’ve seen rolling hills of color beneath perfectly painterly Bob Ross clouds.
I was just laying in this spot and point my camera in all different directions without moving. I love places that are just an excuse to be outside doing nothing. Like the Zoo. The husband watched football on his phone (!!!!) Kids jumped on Alexander Calder sculptures and collected rocks and leaves. GOOD TIMES.
Perfect way to get out of the city, see some amazing foliage, and pretend to get cultured. We stopped at a local restaurant on the way home.
Storm King’s 2013 season runs from April 3 through December 1.