Late summer picnic in Central Park. Orange cherry tomatoes, peanut butter and apricot jam on seven grain bread, jalapeño jack on pumpernickel, tortilla chips, a striped miniature watermelon. Air like swimming through warm water--steamy grass and damp bark and living leaves, sunlight hot but diffused.The colors are combinations of purples and yellows, a bit of white, a lot of green. Squirrels, butterflies, spiders, bees, caterpillars, pigeons, ducks. Small hints of fall around the edges of things, a pink and ripening crab apple tree, berries in various stages of red and plum and black, tiny still-green acorns.