Category Archives: gardens

Spring!

Heaven had a geographical location this week. As fast as green leaves were unfurling from wintery starkness and lilacs proffered a perfume worth waiting for, blossoms tumbled over each other, as pink and then white and then pink again created … Continue reading

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Fall

The trees are just starting to change colour, the ducks are swimming while they can, and the squirrels are racing to hide those nuts. What a beautiful time of the year to be in New York!

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Home at the Frick

There’s no place like home. It may be 85 years since the last time a member of the Frick family slept over at their mansion on East 70th, but the house still feels as much like a home as it … Continue reading

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Riding with rhododendrons

A Bike Month celebratory spin along the blooming roads of Central Park turned into a trail ride on an island just over the East River. The evening was too beautiful to stop, but to ride 20 minutes from the tranquility … Continue reading

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Spring ducklings

While azaleas bloomed in spectacular abundance in Central park yesterday, and artists sketched their own picture while featuring in mine, the real action was happening in the garden at The Frick Collection. The ducks were back! Every year for as … Continue reading

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PsychoBarn

Hitchcock would think it a scream. On top of the MET this summer, artist Cornelia Parker has recreated the Bates Motel out of a hundred year old barn from Connecticut. On a stormy morning the vision of the familiar horror … Continue reading

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Swarms of blossom

The transformation of NYC from the back and white of winter to the glorious colours of Spring is a magical process. And this year more than ever. The tulips on Park Avenue are so iridescent you can hardly believe they … Continue reading

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Magnolia Heaven

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Glittering feet and gladioli’s

Well, not quite glady’s, but Dame Edna would approve nonetheless. At the entrance to Central Park on 60th and 5th Avenue, two stalks of perfect white orchids rise majestically thirty four feet in the air. It is as though their … Continue reading

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Over the Rainbow

The streets of NYC were glittering with gold on the weekend. Not to mention red, blue, green and purple. With the Grateful Dead showering thousands of followers with multi-coloured tie died roses on the west side of the country, NYC … Continue reading

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