Color on the Hudson

Doing errands over the last few days—a trip to the bank or the library—I kept the camera with me to capture the last of the glorious fall color.

View of the Palisades from the Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library.

Along Broadway, one of the great American sycamores (Platanus occidentalis), a tree characterized by its mottled exfoliating “camoflage” bark.

A house for all seasons in one of Irvington’s loveliest areas.

Psychedelic foliage in an Irvington-on-Hudson garden.

Our back yard and border along Canada Goose Pond in Tarrytown.

This oak grew from the stump of a tree cut down to get a little sun on our deck and greenhouse.

On our front lawn, the last few leaves of the variegated red-twig dogwood (Cornus alba) in front of the cutleaf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’).


About writedesigner

Graphic designer, writer, and gardener Ellen Shapiro is based in Irvington, New York. A frequent contributor to design blogs and magazines including Print, Imprint,, Communication Arts, and Etapes, she writes about trends, issues and personalities in design, illustration, photography, and visual culture around the world.
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