Saturday, November 29, 2008


I chose to pot up some amaryllis bulbs early this year in time for a Thanksgiving display (as we were hosting) and they did not disappoint. The flowers are huge and beautiful, HOWEVER, I had hand picked a red, pink, and white combination but as you can see, the two bulbs blooming are red and red...another case of incorrect labeling. The tips of the third look to be pink...oh well, they are beautiful and brought lots of oohs and aahs from our guests. If you haven't tried these indoor wonders, it's still not too late to find them, even at the local Walmart..and they bloom for weeks and weeks!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fall Foliage

Various shots of fall foliage while driving about. I love the vibrant red leaves along the water's edge. Luckily I had my camera on hand!

A beautiful carpet of yellow ginkgo leaves in the neighbor's yard.

I'm pleasantly surprised to find this patch of ground cover still in decent bloom this late in the season. Definitely will remember to keep this annual on my "must have" list for next year.

A very late blooming pink anemone with variegated euphorbia in back...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Culinary Institute, New York

October 31...a wonderful day for a drive up the Hudson River. These photos were taken at the Culinary Institute in Poughkeepsie, New York. This "campus" is one of the most beautiful we've visited while college hunting...

The foliage was almost at peak and it was warm, too!

A pretty elaborate fountain in the courtyard...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Storm Damage

Many trees suffered broken branches throughout the yard, due to heavy snow and ice. Our favorite maple tree snapped right down the middle! 

The same maple 2 weeks later. We could not reach that very top broken branch. Will this tree survive? Time will tell, I guess...such a shame.

Snow in October?!?

An early nor'easter on October 28th! Hmm...maybe that's why I was moody!  Six inches of snow and lots of ice this a preview for a tough winter ahead..?

Please...don't let it snow!

Though the snow covered crabapples sure looked mighty beautiful!