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…

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…

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….