Category Archives: The Great Outdoors

Forcing Forsythia.

Here’s how to force forsythia flowers: Pick a day that is above freezing. Cut the forsythia stems in lengths of less than 3 feet, and bring them home. Put the stems in a bucket of warm water. With your pruning … Continue reading

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Summer In The City…

All photos by C Kelly.

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Happy Summer!

My Mom came for a visit last week. We spent some time in the city, and some time upstate. The weather was beautiful! We took a boat ride on the Hudson River, and took a walk on the Highline among … Continue reading

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Is It Winter?

We had our first snow a couple of weeks ago. By the time we got back to Brooklyn it had melted. Last week we had a 60 degree day. I was walking by a market and saw these and decided … Continue reading

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Fall In Brooklyn…

I have been a busy little bee lately. Thought I would share some of the lovely fall weather we have been having in Brooklyn.

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Public Space In Brooklyn…

The other day when I got off the subway I noticed this. Built right into the curb! What a clever use of public space! Any one can sit and use the tables. I love when I see things like this. … Continue reading

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My Weekend.

Went to a “white” party on Saturday night in Phoenicia. It was outdoors at a little cabin in the woods. All of the guest wore white. This outdoor light fixture is made of coat hangers! Beautiful! It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Meet Ethel.

I am upstate for the long holiday weekend. We are having a small BBQ on Sunday. Lots of weeding to be done. That’s where Ethel comes in. She was left here by the previous owners, and I am quite fond … Continue reading

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Winter…

I am one of those people who likes winter. I like all the seasons. Last nights storm only snowed less than an inch upstate. It snowed more than a foot in New York City! Beautiful!

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After The Storm.

I’m sure everybody is sick of hearing about the blizzard that hit New York City yesterday. Well that’s just too bad! It was an awesome storm! Like being in a giant snow globe! I got up really early to take … Continue reading

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