Month: October 2013

  • A Riverside Cemetery Stroll at Sunset & Melancholy Musings on All Hallow’s Eve

    All Hallow’s Eve Sweeps in with a Chill, Beneath the Stained Glass Canopy of Autumn (Acer palmatum at Riverside Cemetery, Massachusetts, established 1714) In the late days of October and early November —as fog sweeps across the fields and chilly frost settles in the valleys— melancholy thoughts begin to stir. Autumn is a beautiful time of […]

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  • Through Autumn’s Golden Mist . . .

     Wild Wonders, Through the Golden Mist of Autumn For all the beautiful, ornate gardens I’ve visited —filled with the finest follies, walls, arches, topiaries and hedges— my greatest inspiration remains Mother Nature and her wild wonder; seen here through Autumn’s golden mist . . .  Autumn’s Antique, Tea-Stained Lace Bathed in Morning Light, Like Milk […]

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  • Sunday Musings on Art & Garden Design

    Golden Silverbell Leaves (Halesia tetraptera) on the Sunlit Terrace It’s Sunday, and after a several weeks of intense fall planting —and many more to go— I decided to give my hard-working muscles a day off. I spent a quiet morning and luxurious, early afternoon sipping coffee, enjoying a home-cooked breakfast and musing on the relationship […]

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  • Hunter Moon & Butterscotch Beech

     The Full, Hunter Moon, Rising Through Butterscotch-Hued Beech Leaves Busy with end-of-season garden design work and autumn planting, I’ve had little time this month to write or update the site with photos. Hopefully, I’ll have a few moments to play catch up and share some ongoing projects and autumn scenes over the weekend. And having […]

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  • Above the New England Landscape: October’s Kaleidoscopic Splendor . . .

     Above Lake Whitingham, Wilmington, Vermont Ⓒ 2013 Michaela Harlow It goes without saying that autumn in New England is simply beautiful. But this year —perhaps because of the abundant rainfall or lack of high winds or delayed frost— is one of the most spectacular foliage seasons that I can remember. The blazing scarlet and brilliant orange […]

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  • Hello, October . . .

    Aster oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ Speckless, blue skies, fiery foliage, brilliant light, colorful gourds and pumpkins, musky woodland walks, sparkling frosts, moody fog banks, starry nights, wood smoke and hot, mulled apple cider; hello October. Your beauty is simply beyond compare . . .  Tea Viburnum Fruits Shimmer and Shine, Brilliant Orange Against the Buff Tassels […]

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