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…

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…

This is Halloween

My favorite autumn and Halloween tradition is Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens. I love going every year and seeing the amazing artistic work that is done on the pumpkins. Plus it is fun to walk around one of your favorite places at night to see it from a completely different perspective….

Autumn Garden Delights

Autumn is my favorite time to visit one of my favorite places on Long Island, Old Westbury Gardens. While the garden is beautiful in the spring and summer, I feel like the best of the best is on display as the air gets crisper. Not only can you see the dahlias, roses and other flowers still…

Autumn Colors

The weather has not really been autumn-like lately,  but the leaves are slowly starting to change colors, so I can pretend it is colder out than it really is. Yesterday was the first cooler day we have had in weeks, so I had to pay a visit to one of my favorite places, Old Westbury…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

Every week I contemplate a visit to Old Westbury Gardens on the weekends and it has either been raining, way too hot or I’ve been busy. Shockingly, I have not been yet this year since the gates opened in April, I’ve been visiting some other gardens in the interim, but I am making it a…