Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

A visit to Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY isn’t complete these days without a stop at the pool in the camellia greenhouse to get what has become the most Instagramable picture. The camellias in the greenhouse generally grow during the winter and when I took this photo, it was on the end of…

Hello Autumn

Hello autumn, my favorite time of the year! I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures, the leaves changing colors, the beautiful autumn flowers, pumpkins galore, trips to the East End of Long Island to pick fruits and vegetables, garden trips, Halloween decorations and so much more.

Wednesday Wisdom

Claude Monet has always been one of my favorite painters and with a quote like this, I love him even more. I made a visit to my hidden dahlia garden the other day and it was filled with dahlias, so I thought this quote was rather fitting.

Summer Reads

This summer, the majority of the books I read rank up there as beach reads. Usually I’ll mix it up and do like a psychological thriller in between, but for the most part I just wanted some quick, not much thinking books to read while enjoying the warm weather. No One is Coming to Save…

Wednesday Wisdom

I was looking up nature quotes the other day and came across this one. I loved it and wanted to share!

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…