nyack

happy national mushroom month!

Happy National Mushroom Month! It is a special time, indeed, when we can all come together to reflect upon, reminisce about, and, most importantly, celebrate… Fungi. I trust that you have all been engaging in lots of your own mushroom-centric activities. What I love about mushrooms is that, like the […]

after the hurricane in nyack

It is a gorgeous, sunny day here in Nyack. Rob and I are feeling very lucky after Hurricane Irene. I did a lot of fretting and hand-wringing and not-sleeping on Saturday night as the wind and rain picked up. Why sleep when you can sit up in bed, tense and […]

Hopper House Jazz last Thursday

It was beautiful in Nyack last Thursday night: temperate and clear, perfect for listening to live music outside. Rob and I met up with our friends Sara and Kevin at one of the Hopper House Jazz concerts, held in the cozy backyard of the Hopper House museum. The group onstage […]

put a bird in it

We bought this little birdhouse a few months back and hung it in a tree outside our kitchen window. I spotted it, of all places, at the Drugworld on Rt 59 in Nyack. It was the only one like it, and was tucked, randomly, at the end of an aisle […]

happy b-day America

Well, U S of A, we didn’t bake you a cake or sing you a song, but we engaged in many other activities in your honor this weekend. First of all, we purchased round flags (actually, lanterns) at the local dollar store and hung them from our pergola. Next, we […]

three cheers for chia

First it was our friend Ed, when we visited the Dorseys in Puerto Rico. Then it was another friend, Omar. Both of them were raving about these chia seeds. As in: ch-ch-ch-chia, the very same seeds that grow such lovely green fur on Chia Pets. Apparently, these tiny seeds are […]

found: little yellow table

We were recently on our way to Sunday brunch at The Castle. Yes, the Castle – how pretentious does that sound? I’m talking about Castle on the Hudson, a hotel and restaurant located in nearby Tarrytown. Its medieval-style tower can be seen up on the hill while crossing the Tappan […]

what’s in a gnome?

Did I fib when I recently claimed that our new mushroom would be our only lawn ornament? Apparently. (I just purchased/adopted the garden gnome pictured above in the seasonal aisle of the local Rite Aid while picking up contact lens solution. How could I resist? He’s obviously a skilled mushroom […]

Jaded: a botanical thriller

Shannon and Jocelyn meet. Jocelyn admires Shannon’s magnificent and wonderfully-lopsided jade plant. Shannon announces that she is moving away from Nyack, all the way to Colorado. Jocelyn is disappointed, since they only just met. Shannon kindly offers to leave her jade plant behind in Jocelyn’s care. Jocelyn is thrilled, but […]

egg on yard

What should you do if you find a perfect little egg in your yard the day before Easter? Marvel at the wonders of the natural world. Decide it looks a little too perfect to be real and assume it had to have been manufactured in a factory. Perhaps it blew […]