Sunday in Central Park

Despite living a 45 minute train ride away from Manhattan my whole life and going so many times throughout the year, I had never been to Central Park! Last Sunday, after having a fantastic brunch at Calle Ocho in the Excelsior Hotel, which is down the block from the park, my friend and I took…

Springtime at Clark Botanic Garden

This time of year is so pretty, when after a long winter, everything starts to bloom. It’s crazy what a difference a week makes. Last week I visited one of my favorite spots, Clark Botanic Garden, and the magnolias were just starting to open up and this week, the magnolias are bursting open, the cherry…

Signs of Spring

It seems that spring has finally decided to make an appearance at the gardens! I’m still waiting on the cherry blossoms to make their debut, but at least some flowers and plants are starting to appear. I was having a hectic day at work the other day and was in desperate need to just take…

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┬ádahlias, roses and other flowers still…

Autumn Dahlias

One of my favorite things about dahlias is their bloom time, they grow in the summer and well into autumn. Tulips and peonies don’t last long, but the beauty of dahlias last a long time. In need of a floral pick me up, I visited my favorite “secret garden,” the Mid Island Dahlia Society’s garden…

Dahlia Days

Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers, so I’m always searching for new places to photograph them at. I had never been able to find the dahlia garden at Planting Fields so I wasn’t completely sure if it existed. Thanks to the beautiful summer weather we have been having, I figured it was the perfect…