Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We Will Never Forget






















Stunned with an upswell of emotion I stood in awe of this deeply moving memorialI tried to reflect on the enormity of exactly what had happened here 13 years ago. Ian and I arrived in lower Manhattan Sunday morning and noticed groups of people making their way to the Freedom tower and much like Pilgrims, we followed. The feeling in the air was palpable, in one way or another most of those present have lived through the events of 9/11 together.
We will never forget.




Monday, August 11, 2014

Astro Turf and Installation Art at The MET






Open until November 2, 2014 the MET's Roof Garden Commission is not to be missed. For more MET information, follow this link. For other glorious roof garden photos, please go here, here, & here.



















Thursday, July 31, 2014

Farmingdale's Very Own Secret Garden

























I've been here before and you may find out more about this garden by following this link. And yes, the colors in this garden really are this bright!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The American Oystercatcher and Black Beach Sand

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 I came across this guy while walking at Robert Moses beach. He was the only American Oystercatcher standing quite still amongst a flock of very busy Seagulls. I'm sorry I can't say where the black sand beach pictured below is. The colors in each of these photos compliment each other so nicely it just seemed natural to post them together.

Black Beach Sand

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I Think It Might Be Time To Find a Nice Blackberry Jam Recipe...

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I am certain these wild blackberries have been growing in our backyard for longer than the fourteen years we've been here, but for some reason they have never been this plump. I'm thinking it might be due to the added sun we have been getting in that particular patch of garden since the giant Evergreen lost most of its needles (Sandy). Whatever the case may be, I think it might be time to start cooking up some jam!