Monday, July 27, 2015

High Summer

This is the third in what will hopefully be a four-part series on The High Line. The first part can be found here, and the second part here.

Summer is definitely here and, a few weeks ago, I knew it was time to get back up on The High Line. I was a little anxious - it was going to be fairly hot and sunny, with the potential of being very uncomfortable, to say the least! Thankfully, the humidity was low and there was even a slight breeze, which was just about perfect for this trip. And, as usual, there were beautiful things to see right from the beginning, like this tangerine-hued butterfly milkweed:

Among numerous varieties of aster, this large specimen was playing host to a hungry butterfly of its own:

There were a number of echinaceas to enjoy as well, and they looked handsome planted together in large groups:

The foliage had definitely grown and filled in since Spring, and tracks that were easily seen before looked like a more jaunty and colorful rendition of when they were still abandoned:

high line summer new york city

As with previous visits, there were things I had never seen before, like the pointed and somewhat alarming buds on this compass plant, which bloom into quite innocent-looking yellow flowers:

And this rattlesnake master, with its milky blooms and open growth habit:

One of the best things bout The High Line is precisely its elevation. It gives even the most mundane objects a new perspective, like this skybridge calmly basking in the sunset:

It was a wonderful day, but I'll tell you a secret: I have a feeling that Fall might turn out to be my favorite time on The High Line, even though the other seasons have been tremendously enjoyable, too. I'm already planning my next visit - after all, it's just a few months away. And, as always, I hope I've convinced you to give it a go yourself, no matter what the season :-)


1 comment:

  1. I still have not been on the highline!! Maybe we'll have to join you for the fall visit.


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