Autumn is officially with us for almost another month, but it feels like, to quote a Joni Mitchell song, “winter’s closing in.” I’ve collected here some photos I’ve taken on walks over the past month, mostly in Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the Promenade, showing foliage nearing or at its peak fall dress. Above is a view of gardens on Pier 6.
Looking up at the Promenade from near the Picnic Peninsula in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The buildigs are, from left to right: Two Pierrepont Street, 57 Montague Street (your correspondent’s home), and Two Montague Terrace.
Turning leaves along the path between Piers 2 and 1, with lower Manhattan in the background.
A Rosa rugosa blossom clings to life alongside the Granite Prospect on Pier 1.
A starling in fall plumage pecks at a sumac drupe.
Looking toward the Brooklyn Bridge from Pier 1.
Looking toward lower Manhattan from Pier 1.
Brilliant foliage on the landward side of Pier 1.
The southern end of Pier 1, with salt marsh and exposed pilings, as seen from the pedestrian bridge to Squibb Park.
Another view of the pilings, taken a week later from the bouncy bridge.
Flowers in the Promenade gardens.
A view from near the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade.