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A Day at The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden comes to the rescue once again. Yesterday was both a fast and slow day. I had a lot to accomplish in terms of cleaning my apartment, doing laundry, getting groceries and packing the carry-on for my 3-day leaf-peeping tour in the Adirondacks next week. Boring stuff, really. Unfortunately, huge swaths of our life are whiled away on mundane activities like this.

Autumn happens to be my favorite season. New York State has been experiencing a high pressure system that won't budge, and it has thankfully granted this last week with some gorgeous powder blue skies and fluffy clouds bulging and roiling with cellulite. The day was too marvelous to be spent inside the apartment with my back hunched over a sink of hot sudsy water.

I sped out the door and spent the first part of the afternoon having a cappuccino with my mother and stepdad at an Italian cafe on Arthur Avenue. Just five minutes from there is the Botanical Garden, and I wound up the better part of t…