Another garden

I’ve often passed this garden during my regular walks. It’s always fascinated me, but I’m not sure exactly why. Maybe it’s because it’s a sort of oasis of lush vegetation in the middle of the desert of the lawn?

Taken with a Nikon D800 and Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80 f3.3-5.6

A visit to the Armour-Stiner House – The Grounds

A final set of pictures from the Armour-Stiner house in Irvington, NY. The grounds are not large and there’s not much in the way of flower beds, but there are a number of interesting structures. I found the greenhouse to be particularly interesting. A number of the buildings are replicas of those that once existed, but the greenhouse is apparently a restored Lord & Burnham Greenhouse.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G.

A memorial garden

From 2012 to late 2021 we owned a house on Roaring Brook Lake in Putnam County, NY. My late wife was a very active member of the community’s garden club (she loved gardening). The garden club maintains a small garden by the entrance to the lake and a few years ago they decided to place memorial stones for lake residents who had recently passed away. One of those was my late wife, Eirah who now has a stone there inscribed with her name.

One of my daughters recently came to visit with her family and she wanted to take her two daughters to see the garden. So off we went. Above: Colorful sign by the garden at the entrance to the community.

Echinaceas taken from our house in Briarcliff Manor years ago and donated to the garden club. They seem to be doing well. Eirah is no longer with us but the flowers remain.

Another view of the garden.

A bright yellow flower

My daughter and family

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

A garden

I was walking along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail when I saw this garden. I found it quite appealing, although I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe it’s because I was looking down on it. Most of my pictures are taken at eye level, down low, or looking up. I don’t often take pictures looking down.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G.

A visit to Dia Beacon – Overview

A while back I took the train up to Beacon (see Passing Bannerman’s Island), NY about 30 miles north along the River Hudson from where I live. My primary purpose was to visit Dia, a short walk from the station. More to follow on some of the individual exhibits/installations. Above: The main entrance

On the right the main entrance and on the left the entrance to the bookstore and cafeteria

One of the interior spaces, on display the work of Larry Bell.

The garden.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Samyang 45mm f1.8