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Monet at the NY Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden created its own rendition of Claude Monet’s garden at his residence in Giverny, France. I’ve never been to Giverny; so I loved visiting the New York City version.  Quotes from Monet are interspersed among the colorful displays … Continue reading

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Grounds for Sculpture: A New Jersey Treasure

The sculptures start appearing well before the main gate, dotting abandoned lots, sprouting from sidewalks, accompanying signs. Grounds for Sculpture  offers about 250 works of art—in media hardy enough to withstand the elements – set on more than 40 acres of … Continue reading

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The High Line: A Different Way to See NYC

What’s great about New York City’s High Line is what it doesn’t have. There are no concessions selling souvenirs or hotdogs. The mile-long pedestrian walkway brings people to an area of the city they’d normally ignore. The former rail road … Continue reading

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Summit’s Sculpture Statuary

I love how public art changes a landscape. Animals scamper around and birds perch on the structures. Pedestrians, from commuters heading to trains to babies pushed in strollers, stop for a few minutes to absorb the work, read about the … Continue reading

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Cheese-less Pesto!

“You’re a what?” I hadn’t heard the word vegan until my son Jacob, then in college, announced he had become one 8 years ago.  Being vegan then was hard; he had to lobby to convince his college dining service to … Continue reading

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New York Botanical Gardens: Gardens of the Alhambra

It may have been pouring outside but inside the New York Botanical Garden’s conservatory, it was sunny southern Spain. Poems about nature by Federico Garcia Lorca line the walkways and surrounding gardens. Inside, classical guitar music fills the air as … Continue reading

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