Now’s the Time —The Versatile Allium, Always a standout!
September is one of my favorite months— I look over my various perennial beds making decisions; some lethal, some regenerative, some purely aesthetic, others simply to satisfy a whim or an unusual must have plant. The tired, spent plants have either died back, … Continue reading
An Elusive Spring…
According to the calendar, March 21 was the first day of spring… Last week’s high temperatures seemed like a harbinger of spring but this week we’re in for another wintry blast. At this time of the year we would normally expect … Continue reading
“The Animals Look Back at Us” at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Don’t miss this compelling exhibit representing artists from as far away as California and New Orleans and including some of the Hudson Valley’s most renowned artists. These works of art reflect each individual artist’s rare insight into the creatures who … Continue reading
After the Storm… Dear Mother Nature at the Dorsky Museum
There are many reasons to venture out this weekend — just getting out after the horrific and destructive winds of Hurricane Sandy, [a storm that may be a glimpse of the dire changes in our weather patterns] will be liberating. One very good … Continue reading
Apologies, Offerings and Celebrations; Dear Mother Nature at the Dorsky Museum
A remarkable exhibit opened at the Dorsky Museum on June 23. I was there for the opening, I’ve returned several times… and I will certainly go back before the show closes on Nov. 4. Dear Mother Nature — curated by Linda Weintraub— is a stunning indictment, … Continue reading
Anima/Animus; the strange and beautiful world of Jan Harrison
The stuff of dreams… slithering reptilian creatures, soulful dogs, enigmatic cats, poignant and terrifying primates, all reflecting and sharing our deepest imaginings and cravings, our primal fears and pain. These are the images and emotions we keep hidden, but they … Continue reading
An Early Spring: will it be roses, radishes, or both?
My garden is precocious this year and I’m certain, if you are a fellow gardener here in the North East, that yours is too. Given an extremely mild winter and early spring, my internal clock is spinning and skipping and the … Continue reading