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A fabulous Tuesday autumn morning in the Hudson Valley. Click on the photos and links....First up, a cuppa Joe--Pumpkin flavor of course--from the local Dunkin Donuts--perfect for this time of year. See the DD fall menu here.
Next up, a battery re-charge at The Croton Arboretum which recently celebrated the completion of its handicapped accessible boardwalk.......
Read and see more about that here.
We were rewarded with the sighting of a Pileated Woodpecker, three black squirrels, and purple beauty berries in all their glory.
Non-descript during most of the year, this plant explodes into color in the fall and is quite impressive. It's also a great pollinator, native, and the birds love the berries. When your editor first saw it in the Arboretum, it was love at first sight...and we now have several on our property. You can find them in Rosedale Nurseries...p.s. You might enjoy this photo album from their recent native plant weekend here.
We were also happy to see that the local flock of "Arboretum" turkeys is doing so well and counted eleven in total.
Like pileated woodpeckers, these are so much bigger up close! And with a healthy fear of people--this was shot with a telephoto.
The Jane E. Lytle Memorial Croton Arboretum is a real treasure. Check out a 2017 photo album from Croton United here and even more photos at their Facebook page here.
Next up, a leisurely drive through the Upper Village and eventually down 129 to Turco's in Yorktown.
The reservoir area is really starting to show its colors and you should make a point of seeing it soon.
We normally go to Turco's for specialty items like their stuffed portabella mushrooms and their house-made mango salsa.
This time it was for Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookies--beautifully boxed, individually wrapped--and when they come in, you snap them up. (We hadn't seen them since LaMonica's closed). They're also available in a larger size beautiful tin that would make a great hostess gift---and did I mention, they're priced just right.
And finally back home for more mundane errands and the business of life--but not before we fueled up with take-away soup from Giovanni's Italian American Deli & Pastry on Croton Point Avenue. Your editor heartily recommends this amazing Autumn hybrid--APPLE, BUTTERNUT & PUMPKIN SOUP!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE AUTUMN DAYS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN...A BUSY FALL WEEKEND AT HOLY NAME https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-busy-fall-weekend-at-crotons-holy.html
AND DON'T FORGET--THE ANNUAL FALL ASBURY HOLIDAYS ARTISAN FAIR & CHILI LUNCHEON IS 11/3; more info here