Happy Spring

“The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing” – S. Brown Happy first day of spring! The weather may still be trying to figure out what direction it is going in, but I’m happy one of my favorite seasons is here. I can’t wait for the cherry blossoms, magnolias and tulips to start…

Favorite Photos of 2018

With 2018 coming to an end in a few days, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of the year. I also felt it was time to end the unexpected hiatus of not posting here in almost two months. Life gets in the way sometimes and with it I hit an incredible amount…

Wednesday Wisdom

I received this quote in an email the other day and it came at such an appropriate time for me. I struggle with always doing what others expect you to do and not taking the time to really stop and think what do I want to do? For a few weeks I had been debating…

An Autumn Day at Planting Fields Arboretum

A few days ago, I spent a quiet weekday morning at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY and I practically had the whole place to myself. Autumn is my preferred time to visit my favorite garden spots because you still get the flowers in bloom with the backdrop of the leaves starting to change….

September Blooms

I love that where I live, dahlias tend to bloom late in the summer which means they stick around well into autumn. While the other flowers start to fade, dahlias — which are one of my favorite flowers — are still going strong. When I’m in need of a floral pick me up, I always…

Sunflower Fields Forever

Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower, so two weeks ago when I headed out to the North Fork of Long Island to find as many sunflower spots as I could, it was quite possibly the best road trip I’ve ever taken! The sunflowers bloomed earlier this year than in the past, probably thanks to all…