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Oct. 13, 2020

Fall in the Catskills and Thoreau's "Autumnal Tints"

Fall in the Catskills and Thoreau's "Autumnal Tints"

It’s fall in the Catskills, with that too-brief splash of color that draws leaf peepers near and far. In 1862, as famed naturalist Henry David Thoreau lay dying from tuberculosis, he wrote an essay entitled "Autumnal Tints," an ode to autumn in New England. In 2008, we published an audio edition of that work, and this week … a selection from that essay, titled "Fallen Leaves."

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Transcript

Welcome to cats cast, a biweekly podcast delivering history, travel guides, arts and culture, outdoor adventures, sustainability news and local interviews from New York's Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Valley. Its fall in the Catskills with a two brief splash of color that draws leaf peepers near and far. Our hardwood forests with their red Oaks, beech, sugar maples, yellow birch and black cherry put on their yearly show, Ben dropped their leaves to the forest floor. In 1862. As Henry David Thoreau lay dying of tuberculosis, he wrote an essay entitled autumnal tints. In 2008, we published an audio edition of that work, and this week, a selection from that essay titled, fallen leaves for premier leaf peeping right here in the Catskills. Drive the 52 mile Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway, following New York State Route 28. Through the heart of the central Catskills from Olive to Andes. For maps, itineraries and links to area restaurants, shops and accommodations, visit scenic catskills.com thanks also to our neighbor, the Phoenician Playhouse and historic 150 seat community Playhouse that's home to community theater, film screenings, local community events, road productions and corporate meetings. The Playhouse is located in the beautiful hamlet of Phoenicia, New York, convenient to Main Street shops, local eateries, and outdoor activities. More at Phoenicia Playhouse calm and on Facebook and Instagram. And now from Henry David Thoreau's 1862 essay autumnale tense. This is fallen leaves 

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