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….

Flower Friday: Chrysanthemums

Between the cold weather and a sinus infection that doesn’t want to leave, the winter blues have officially hit me. What better way to cure those blues than with many pops of pink? It’s funny how I was never really a fan of┬áchrysanthemums until I started to photograph them. Being up close and personal with…

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…

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┬ádahlias, roses and other flowers still…

Autumn Colors

The weather has not really been autumn-like lately, ┬ábut 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…