For more flower photographs check out Cee’s Blog. I hope you have a beautiful day.
Last night, after dinner, my husband and I went for a lovely wander around the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. The light was lovely and this first photo is some unidentified (by me – I’m sure the arboretum has tagged them) trees that just looked so warm and beautiful.
This tree is called a dove tree and the moon peaked out from behind.
For more trees see Becca’s Sunday Trees post.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
And a few windows.
Yesterday my husband and I took the train into NYC and walked from Penn Station up 5th Ave. to the Museum of Modern Art. Here are some signs of the season we found along the way.
Saks Fifth Ave and Lord & Taylor had the best displays on our stretch of the avenue.
Looking to Saks from Rockefeller Center was pretty awesome. Having the angles heralding the season and framing the castle on the store was fantastic. The animatronic geese at Lord and Taylor were so fun, too. The geese and the Lego windows were our favorites.
And there were lovely doors that were beautiful and interesting just as they are.
If you want to check out more lovely doors see Norm 2.0. This week he has some beautiful picture of Montreal.
Today Mike and I explored our neighborhood a little farther than I had walked on my own. I had figured out that one of my morning walks met up with this portion of the Patriot Path. We met up with a lot of other people on the path and had some lovely quiet sections too. Of course I thought of Cee’s Which Way Challenge!
You may see more of this path, both this section and the part that went the other direction. For now I will share some of the lovely views I encountered on our walk.
We had driven past this dam and I knew it would be a nice walk from the house, but I didn’t know it met up with the Patriot Path!
My fellow explorer. I hope you had a beautiful Labor Day.
My migraines/occipital neuralgia make me very sensitive to light in a lot of ways. One that has made me sad is that dappled sunlight makes my migraine and vertigo a lot worse. And I love to walk in the woods. Yesterday I was recovered enough from the move from Wisconsin to New Jersey to go on an adventure with my husband.
We went for a drive to explore what we wanted to see along the Hudson River. There are a lot of possibilities! He wanted to walk across the Hudson and I accompanied him out to this point. Another way light impacts my migraines is that this kind of abundance of sunlight has usually been too intense for me even with sunglasses and a hat. Well, all of my hats are in storage pods, so I tried it with just sunglasses. I was pretty happy to be able to make it this far. Tall bridges and vertigo are not a great mix and when you add heat to the mix, I fade quickly. I walked back to the information booth to gather information (oddly enough). A shaded picnic table was the perfect place read up on what else was possible in the area while enjoying a lovely lemon Italian ice. There are 2 art museums and a specialty glass store/studio that I made note of for another day trip. We also may come back to see the Vanderbilt Mansion. The Walk across the Hudson Bridge is The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge and we had a mediocre lunch in Poughkeepsie. Next time we might try the Culinary Institute that is just up the road.
We traveled a little further north to the Falling Water Preserve on the west side of the Hudson south of Saugerties. It was a lovely walk and the path along the river was filled with dappled sunlight. I was so grateful to be able to walk along the path with my husband and enjoy the smell and sights of the woods. I didn’t make it as far as the waterfall, but I did get to this lovely bench.
That was a pretty big day for me and really unimaginable before the nerve ablation surgeries. I’m still recovering from the surgeries and was so grateful to be able to be outside to enjoy such a lovely summer day.
What are you grateful for this week?
Cee Neuner has lots of fun challenges and also does a flower a day post. I really love flowers (perhaps you already knew that.) Her fun challenge for this week is to post photos of individual flowers. I played around with that off and on all day yesterday and this was one of my final photos. Here was the other.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the process. The cats helped, too.
The tulips in their natural environment.
and with cats
I hope you have a beautiful day.
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