Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

After a rather rough week, I’m really in need of a serene scene. My dog of 12 years passed away last Sunday and it has been tough knowing that she’ll never be there again to greet me when I walk in the door, to comfort me when I had a bad day and just to…

Wanderlust: Madonna Inn

If I travel to California again, the first place I want to go to is San Luis Obispo so I can stay at the Madonna Inn. The landmark hotel, located on the 101 highway, opened in 1958 and features more than 100 unique rooms. All of the rooms at the Madonna Inn are themed and…

Wednesday Wisdom

This is one of my favorite quotes from Audrey Hepburn. It can be applied to so many things, but as the weather in New York quickly gets colder and the flowers in the outdoor gardens no longer blooming, I thought it was rather fitting as we header further into autumn.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

As much as I would prefer not to have colder weather, one of the signs of autumn I love is the leaves changing colors. The trees look like an autumn rainbow as they go through the process. I especially love when one tree has leaves that are multiple colors, like the one above. With the…

Wandering Through the Roses

The rose garden at Old Westbury Gardens never disappoints in autumn. The roses that bloom over the summer are beautiful, but as the air gets a little crisper, the flowers are still going strong and some of my favorite varieties start growing. Now that the calendar has officially changed over to November, the shelf life…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

The High Line is one of my favorite spots in Manhattan. You escape the traffic and congestion of city streets by going a few feet up and you feel like you are in a completely different place with the art along the way and the varieties of plants and flowers. It is also the perfect…