Franklin Park Conservatory

Hands down, the Conservatory is still the city’s best spot. My favorite shots from last week’s excursion.

Nature At Its Finest

No words needed …

A Visual Ode to Zinnias

It maybe weird to write an ode to a flower, but this summer I couldn’t have loved my zinnias more. I planted them through seed and watching the vibrant blooms multiply on the little garden plots I cared for in my front yard was a treasure all season, while bees

The First Summer Destination: NYC

In the vein of “doing” more than “thinking” more, I thought no more than a millisecond to decide on grabbing my 15 year old son to drive East, as our first post-Covid, fully vaccinated trip. Our destinations: New York City and the beach. And staying at my mom’s in New Jersey

Like a Walk in the Park

Last month I mentioned that I was hoping to get my groove back with this new Spring season, and I’m happy to say that the groove is kind of on, in my garden and in my life.  In my garden beds, I planted the sugar snap peas, radishes, arugula and

It Begins Again

It’s hard to believe what a crazy year we all had. I’m waxing nostalgia on this Covid year because this week last year all of my son’s schools shut down. And now this week, they are opening 5 days a week again. Looking back on the last 12 months, I

Gardening observations: PESTS

Just a few weeks ago, the garden was lush and manageable and green. And so far, most of the garden is growing well. The beds are starting to burst and it’s only early July. The goods news: the garden is growing and this year so far I’ve been able to

The start of a gardening journal

When the pandemic hit this year, it seemed pretty likely that I wouldn’t be traveling much this summer. The last few years our family trips has been chock full of amazing experiences – The Badlands, Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Cave, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Mojave National

Bloom Report #3

As we all stay at home, Spring is busy out there continuing to bloom. As comparison from last 2 posts, here are the same plants, pictured 5 days apart (last set photographed April 3rd). Also, I’m adding another tree for me to watch its growth, a Norwegian Maple, because it’s

Blog at WordPress.com.