NYC's High Line as summer turns to fall

A couple of weeks ago Rob and I visited New York City with some good friends, and it seems like every time we visit the city, we're compelled to visit the High Line. I've visited in almost every season, and while late May was my favorite, early August wasn't half bad! I got to indulge my penchant for seed heads and blooming grasses, and for NYC views. It's so much fun, but relaxing, to stroll a story or two above the city streets. You can get absorbed in the plantings or enjoy the stark contrast between the green space and the city scape surrounding it. Along some sections the walkway is even more elevated, with plantings a level below. I like to peer over the sides of the railings at the shade plantings beneath me. Shimmering brunneras and shiny gingers light up the shadows, and occasionally a dedicated gardener can be spotted, weeding away. We were happy to find that one of our favorite features from our last visit was till there--a hands-on art exhibit composed of legos. Bins and bins of white legos take up a covered offshoot of the walkway, where for months, High Line visitors have been constructing an ever-evolving skyline within a skyline. No one can resist going in and building, if only for a few minutes. Some of the structures are astounding! The star, for me, of the High Line, though is the plantings. On Monday I'll zero in on them with tons more photos. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the High Line, CLICK HERE.