After taking the tour of Pier 5 and the construction zone on Sunday, I headed north to Pier 1. While fall foliage is at its peak upstate, the warmer temperatures here mean it comes later. Still, there were some hints of fall evident along the way, beginning with these staghorn sumac leaves and drupes.
The spartina grass in the salt marsh at the south end of Pier 1 was still lush and green. In the background, from the left, are Pier 2, Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
Mist flowers were in bloom on the landward side of Pier 1.
A little further along, seaside goldenrod showed brightly against a background of white snake root.
These blue wood asters were blooming beside a footbridge over the stream that runs along the landward side of Pier 1.
A single Rosa rugosa blossom remained alongside the steps of the Granite Prospect.
There was a profusion of berries near the top of the Granite Prospect.
Oak leaves were beginning to turn red.
A lone black-eyed Susan blossom survived along the path leading back down to the shoreline esplanade.
A dragonfly with a bright red tail nestled beside the pond near the north end of Pier 1.
Red berries are in the foreground; behind them sassafras leaves have turned yellow.