AUTUMN TIPTOES IN TO SAYEN GARDENS

Autumn Tiptoes in to Sayen Gardens

Autumn Tiptoes in to Sayen Gardens

Those of you who read my articles in the Packet and U.S. 1 (Business!) Newspaper, and sometimes the Times of Trenton, know that I am often asked to signal an upcoming or newly present season for these generous editors.  I am always overwhelmed that our enlightened heads of journalism in this region increasingly realize the importance of nature, on so many levels — from the aesthetic to health to native species to tempering climate change and consequent dire storms.  Recently both U. S. 1 and the Packet generously published my entry-into-autumn stories.

Sayen Hydrangea of early October

Sayen Hydrangea of early October

Today, I was privileged to stroll Sayen Gardens with two friends, Jody and Melisande.  Both artists, both highly keyed to nature, they know that lovely haven off Hughes Road, off Quaker Bridge Road, in all seasons and all conditions.  They study the plantings and waterways along each path with the intensity of owners in their own gardens.  They frequently express wonder at the ever-changing beauty, and often voice thanks that our counties around here know how to care for gardens so that we may marvel in this way.

Mr. Sayen's Handsome 1912 Home

Mr. Sayen’s Handsome 1912 Home

Autumn is subtly arriving at Sayen.  Come with me and see what you can see.  Even by the time this post is published, the burgeonings, the fadings, the colorings will have altered.

Sayen's Autumnal Juxtaposition

Sayen’s Autumnal Juxtaposition

Sayen Fruiting Magnolia

Sayen Fruiting Magnolia

Color In the Dark Woods, Sayen Gardens

Color In the Dark Woods, Sayen Gardens

Old Wood and New Grasses, Sayen Autumn

Old Wood and New Grasses, Sayen Autumn

Autumnal Transformation of Japanese Maple at Sayen Gardens, October

Autumnal Transformation of Japanese Maple at Sayen Gardens, October

Bench Memorializing Legendary Sayen Gardener

Bench Memorializing Legendary Sayen Gardener

Rainbowed Spray in Sayen Garden Pond

Rainbowed Spray in Sayen Garden Pond

If Monet Painted Rainbows

If Monet Painted Rainbows

The Pledge, Sayen Fountain

The Pledge, Sayen Fountain

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