While we certainly didn’t start fall in New York with that crisp, clear air I always look forward to, I am still excited about my favorite season ( if only winter didn’t follow it) and what is to come. So much comes alive again in fall , the Metropolitan Operas Opening Night tonight with free viewings in Times Square and Lincoln Plaza ( tickets given out yesterday for the Plaza) and LIVE in HD theaters, the Philharmonic Season opened to great reviews, read Bruce Hodges reviewhere. Ballet has begun…with an ALL WHEELDON NIGHT this season ( ok that is not officially until winter but we have the delicious state of anticipation during fall) . It’s also the best time of year for the garden to me as plants have been pumping all summer long, are overflowing and the weather should be cool enough ( soon hopefully) to enjoy being outside. Not to be forgotten, all the fall traditions of apple picking, tarte tartin, scarves, smell of fire places walking down the street, strolling into little shops not just for the ac, and the rich colors and textures of fall events.