Autumn Color 2022

Continuing a tradition, here is a selection of color shot in and around Boston during my favorite time of year. Above is the Charles River Esplanade as seen from the Longfellow Bridge. This is a few days before Daylight Savings Time ended; as of today, I’m doubtful much foliage is left.

A burst of yellow on the Esplanade with the Arthur Fiedler statue in the right background.

The Boston Public Garden one brisk morning this past week.

The Garden’s easily one of my favorite spots in town. When I took this photo, I noted how it was a reminder as to why, after moving here decades ago, I stayed.

Across the Charles and over to JFK Park near Harvard Square on an idyllic Saturday morning.

In late September I first noticed how unusually… robust the color was this year. Chalk it up to the summer drought, the subsequent rain, global warming or chance. Either way, I made time for a visit to Mt. Auburn Cemetery on the Cambridge/Watertown border, a place I didn’t make it to last year.

My mom has asked me, “Why go to a cemetery to take pictures?” Here’s one reason…

…and another. Mt. Auburn often feels as much of an arboretum as it does a cemetery.

We conclude on Millennium Park in West Roxbury – a ten minute walk from home and thus a park I’ve spent more time in than nearly any other in the area.

The trees were noticeably sparser than they were just five days before I took this one. Luckily, flashes of that rare autumnal red remained.