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.
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.
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.