CT: Milford: Silver Sands/Walnut Beach (Sunset)

Stayed up for a golden sun down at Silver Sands. . . . . . and a lovely moonlit return. Recognize that while you can see the sunrise directly here in the morning, sunset is indirect here but provides you with a beautiful sky most especially with wispy clouds around. I parked at Walnut BeachContinue reading “CT: Milford: Silver Sands/Walnut Beach (Sunset)”

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: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)

I researched for an easy, short but scenic trail due to an injury preventing me from strenuous athletics. So on a perfect June day with no humidity and 70 degrees, I found Brook Trail. Kettletown Park is a CT State park free to CT residents in Southbury. The brook had so much character throughout withContinue reading “CT: Southbury: Kettletown Park (Hiking)”

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”

CT: Trumbull Twin Brooks Parks (Daffodils)

As I continued my quest to find bunches of daffodils I was reminded of Twin Brooks Park in Trumbull. Now I grant you, if you don’t live here it’s a bit of a challenge to know of these daffodils as you can only park with a resident sticker. But you can walk or bike inContinue reading “CT: Trumbull Twin Brooks Parks (Daffodils)”

NY- Dutchess County- Millbrook- Innisfree Garden (Fall)

I went away for a weekend in the Fall with a friend expecting to stay in Millerton when I discovered I was staying in Millbrook! Fortunately Millbrook has Innisfree Garden where you can make a wish and see rainbows! We walked around the lake which offered distinct foliage and views from each angle. Note thatContinue reading “NY- Dutchess County- Millbrook- Innisfree Garden (Fall)”

CT- Litchfield County-New Milford- Harrybrooke Park

I have enjoyed kayaking from Lovers Leap through the waters into Harrybrooke park and finally made it into the park on foot. It was welcoming from the point of entry as it sought to create a dedicated mile for a peaceful walk for its residents. The park offers dedicated pavilions for events as well asContinue reading “CT- Litchfield County-New Milford- Harrybrooke Park”

CT: New Haven County- Southford Falls

One of the few places I visit in every season is Southford Falls. Its easy to get to and there is so much bang for the buck. I almost didn’t stop this time as I thought I wouldn’t see anything new. So not true! Each time the surroundings are a bit different. The colors andContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- Southford Falls”

CT- Fairfield County- Stamford Nature Center

There is a fee or membership required but if you live near by young or old it’s a great place for a walk. They have their farm, a pollinator garden, a museum with varying exhibits, nature’s playground for the kids and an accessible trail through the woods. Each visit offers me a different experience toContinue reading “CT- Fairfield County- Stamford Nature Center”