NY: Hudson Valley-Garrison-Manitoga

Open your ears to nature.

I could not have imagined such a beautiful event as iForest. It is music created for the forest and is heard in the forest.

My view while listening to iForest
Open your ears to nature
Garrison, New York

After the IForest walk, a tour of the Russel Wright home and grounds was provided.

Artist Studio

The inside of the studio incorporated elements of the outdoors into its design.

Birch door into the study.

The artist studio and the home were connected by a beautiful arbor with a vine whose leaves looked like hearts to me. I’ve since learned the vines are morning glory.

The home itself was multilevel and built into the sides of what was a stone quarry. I was entranced by the symbiotic relationship of the home and nature.

Main home

There are artists that continue to display in the home. I enjoyed one in particular that felt like she brought the fall colors inside the house.

New artist pencil art

He built a waterfall from which the water filled a small pond they used for swimming and ice skating. The side of which appears to be a dinosaur with his snout going into the water (although I see more of an alligator)

What do you see?

What do you see?

When leaving the property, I made a left onto route 9D and not too far down is the bridge that crosses the Hudson River. Right before the bridge you can park to take some scenic pictures of the Bear Mountain Bridge. The Fall colors lit up what was otherwise a gloomy day. Additionally right on 9D at this juncture is a short but steep hike to Anthony’s Nose overlook. I have a related blog on this hike as well.

TIP: I would pause right there!

Being present gift of the day!


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Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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