New Canaan- Waveny Park

A dozen times before I’ve walked at Waveny Park yet on this day I stumbled upon its beautiful sunken garden. Perhaps things do happen for a reason. I needed a surprise transforming moment. I am grateful to have grown enough to recognize how appropriate the timing. I genuinely smiled as my friend and I openedContinue reading “New Canaan- Waveny Park”

CT: Rowayton: Pinkney Park

My purpose in starting this blog is to help others find respite in close surroundings. My focus for over 25 years was largely on solving problems for my clients. While that certainly had its benefits, I often overlooked or more importantly I didn’t appreciate the present. As I sat in their new gazebo, I sawContinue reading “CT: Rowayton: Pinkney Park”

NY: Katonah: Caramoor (American Roots Festival)

I’ve written of the beautiful Caramoor property before but their improvements and schedule enhancements bring it from a nice stop to a MUST stop. It has a great summer season of music to include a couple of music festivals. My favorite is the American Roots Festival which offers several artists performing throughout the property leadingContinue reading “NY: Katonah: Caramoor (American Roots Festival)”

CT: New Canaan: Grace Farms

We were treated to the Eastern approach of the respect given to drinking tea and had a wonderful meditative stroll around the property uncovering baby birds, bunnies and butterflies. The architecture, while famous, is a catalyst to understanding the mission of Grace Farms. Enter the pavilion as a transition to start your journey letting goContinue reading “CT: New Canaan: Grace Farms”

NY: Millbrook- Innisfree Garden- Daffodil Viewing

The soft opening of the 2022 season starts with a daffodil viewing. It’s not only about the daffodils. It’s about the rolling hills, the misty waters, the chatty geese and the biggest snapping turtle. While the pictures don’t do this place justice, I’m so grateful for having taken them to recall each magical moment soContinue reading “NY: Millbrook- Innisfree Garden- Daffodil Viewing”

CT: Bridgeport- Colorblends House and Spring Garden

I was drawn by the Spring garden but the museum was just as colorful. Definitely one of the spots where you can’t help but smile and those around you equally enjoying the flowers. Hard to capture was the surprise contrasting colors which appeared within each bloom. Peaking within each room the vibrant outside colors comeContinue reading “CT: Bridgeport- Colorblends House and Spring Garden”

NY: New York Botanical Garden (Spring)

No better place to celebrate Earth day then at Daffodil Hill at the NYBG! The garden’s website will advise you of what is in bloom so you can determine the right time to go. The dedication of the team there is clear. The gardens are just immaculate. Bring a picnic lunch is my tip. GrabContinue reading “NY: New York Botanical Garden (Spring)”

CT: Litchfield County- Laurel Ridge Daffodils

I first learned of this farm last year during the height of covid. Finding outdoor opportunities such as this is one of the small upsides of the pandemic. Laurel Ridge not only has fields and fields of daffodils but also a daffodil island right beyond your reach. A great choice for portrait photography. And anotherContinue reading “CT: Litchfield County- Laurel Ridge Daffodils”

CT: Fairfield County: Redding Field of Daffodils

I was just shy of peak this year where you have both the cherry blossoms and daffodils in bloom. But the experience was nonetheless beautiful at the Field of Daffodils in Redding planted for a loved wife. What fun it was to dance and have fun amongst them. You would have thought I planned wearingContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County: Redding Field of Daffodils”

Wash DC: Dunbarton Oaks Garden

A hidden gem with a plethora of enclaves in Georgetown. A walk in luxury for a $7 ticket. While I still need to research the full history, the landscaping of this home continued from the moment it began in 1930 with wonderful attention to detail. It was a pleasurable surprise to turn each corner evenContinue reading “Wash DC: Dunbarton Oaks Garden”