CT: Fairfield County- Stamford Museum & Nature Center (Winter)

Heartwarming on a cold winters day was a visit to Stamford Museum and Nature Center. I enjoy the work of Jacque Pepin both as a cook and artist. Cool to see as part of the exhibit are drawings Pepin drew from the nature center itself as well as a brief video of his words ofContinue reading “CT: Fairfield County- Stamford Museum & Nature Center (Winter)”

CT: Middlesex- Essex- Ct River Museum (Holiday Event)

When I wished Steve Cryan a happy holiday at his 28th year Holiday train show, he responded “it’s always happy here bringing smiles to all the children’s faces. “ A worthwhile visit to meet Steve (who is pictured as a child above one of the train sets). He added, he always liked those patriotic socks.Continue reading “CT: Middlesex- Essex- Ct River Museum (Holiday Event)”

CT: Middlesex County- Haddam- Gillette Castle (Holiday)

William Gillette was the actor who originally played Sherlock Holmes who built a home which aligned to his character in CT. During the holiday season they deck the halls of the castle! The actors and docents were engaged and very knowledgeable. I very much enjoyed trying all the different latches of the doors. Gillette alsoContinue reading “CT: Middlesex County- Haddam- Gillette Castle (Holiday)”

NY: NY Botanical Garden- Holiday Event

The Holiday glow and Train event was wonderfully executed and clearly a lot of work went into it. A great place to immerse yourself into the surroundings and stay present. There was so much detail to entice your senses. I went back several times to the above spot to get this shot as I waitedContinue reading “NY: NY Botanical Garden- Holiday Event”

MA: Berkshires- Lenox- Edith Wharton Estate- Nightwood

This was called Nightwood. It was also the night of a full Beaver Moon. The walk began down a path with music, lights and fog lighting up the woods leading up to the mansion. While I have not toured the actual estate, I loved the idea of a night walk around the property with colorfulContinue reading “MA: Berkshires- Lenox- Edith Wharton Estate- Nightwood”

CT- Fairfield County- Westport- Compo Beach

I usually chase sunsets, rainbows and colorful scenes. I changed it up and chased the storm. It was cool to watch the clouds overcome the moon and the clear skies. The rain chased me from capturing the angry waves, birds skirting the white caps and the leaves forming mini tornadoes. There was a surprising numberContinue reading “CT- Fairfield County- Westport- Compo Beach”

CT: Fairfield County- Stamford Nature Center

I feel fortunate to have the Stamford Museum and Nature Center near me but it’s one of those places that’s certainly worth the drive if I weren’t. The property is very well maintained and the animals are too! So lovely to see them about in such comforting surroundings. While they offer many activities for kids,Continue reading “CT: Fairfield County- Stamford Nature Center”

CT: New Haven County- Meriden- Castle Craig

A 72 degree day in late October in CT and the full harvest moon is to rise on a clear night at a reasonable time. There’s so much to be done – work, cooking, cleaning and a list of to dos. But the town of Meriden was keeping the access road open to the CastleContinue reading “CT: New Haven County- Meriden- Castle Craig”

MA- Berkshires- Shelburne Falls

Along the Mohawk Trail you’ll find Shelburne Falls. Such a quaint small town with its famous and beautiful Bridge of Flowers. The hospitality at Shelburne Falls could only be matched by the beauty and care taken at the Bridge of Flowers with the changing colors on the mountain in the background. In addition to theContinue reading “MA- Berkshires- Shelburne Falls”