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”

NY: Katonah: Lasdon Park

Happiness is . . . chasing cherry blossoms, magnolias and other flowers as they spring up over night. I had last snow shoed at Lasdon Park but with its focus on horticulture I decided to see what may be blossoming. How awesome it was to reach the top of a hill and look down uponContinue reading “NY: Katonah: Lasdon Park”

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”

NY: Bronx: NY Botanical Garden- Orchid Show

I was born in NYC. The hustle, the bustle, Broadway shows, the subway, the late nights, the early mornings and yet it took me all this time to just STOP and smell the orchids! Fortunately rain or shine, cold or hot, you enter the conservatory and enter a rainforest manicured to perfection. This years kaleidoscopeContinue reading “NY: Bronx: NY Botanical Garden- Orchid Show”

Wash DC: U.S. National Arboretum

The National Arboretum called my attention for several reasons- it’s the site of more cherry blossoms, one of its attractions was listed in Atlas Obscura and a friend of mine recommended it. Atlas Obscura shared : IN 1958, THE SANDSTONE COLUMNS that had supported the east portico of the U.S. Capitol since 1828 were replacedContinue reading “Wash DC: U.S. National Arboretum”

CT: Fairfield County: Naugatuck Greenway & Indian Wells

A little bit of Europe in CT walking along the Naugatuck Greenway on Housatonic River. The greenway starts in Derby and is planned for 44 miles to Torrington. I walked a while and found several routes and signs of spring with the weeping willow starting to green and trees filled with cardinals and orioles. ThereContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County: Naugatuck Greenway & Indian Wells”