Storey staffers and friends share scenes from late summer gardens.
I don’t know when, precisely, this happened, but we’ve turned a corner toward fall in our little corner of the world. Day length is lessening, mornings feel autumnal, and there are a few grand maples I pass every day that are very clearly turning red. This kind of seasonal shift throws me into a panic over how quickly the last eight months of the year have passed, and how quickly the last four are coming. But then I stop myself and look around. There’s still plenty of summer to be found in the garden. Tomatoes are finally ripening, peaches and plums and late summer berries proliferate, and — as you’ll see from this month’s post — an abundance of blooms are just coming into their own. We still have time, I keep reminding myself. Time for open windows and crickets chirping and corn stalks that tower over us, obscuring where we came from and where we’re going, and demand that we be right where we are, right now. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
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