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…

Summer Reads

My reading habit has been slacking a little bit lately, mainly because there were a few books I started and ending up giving up a quarter of the way through because the story wasn’t getting better and keeping my interest. I hate abandoning books because I always feel like it will get better and I…

TBT: Pretty in Pink

Back in the spring, while wandering around Clark Botanic Garden, I discovered an array of different varieties on pink rhododendrons blooming. With pink being one of my favorite colors, I couldn’t resist snapping a good number of photographs of the flowers!

Beach Mornings

When I need to clear my head, the first place I think to go to is the ocean. I’m definitely lucky in that I grew up a few blocks away from the beach so I have the luxury of being near the ocean within a few minutes. While taking an early morning walk on the…

Life Lately & Book Reviews

Hey blog, long time, no post! I’ve attempted for a few weeks already to sit down and write something for here, but I’ve definitely been suffering from creative and writer’s block. I work as a marketing manager for a nonprofit and one of the areas I cover is summer camp, so my brain has been…