First Snow of the Year in the City, and the “Blizzard of 2015″

First Snow of the Year in the City, and the “Blizzard of 2015″

January 6th / 2015 Our first snow of the year! It's actually pretty and I can't complain because it has been a rather mild winter so far compared to 2014. We shall see what the rest of the winter brings! The Conservatory in Central Park  The view out the window early in the morning. Parker & Bailey in the snow. January 24 - A wintry day in Central Park. A flock of Pintail ducks all trying to find a place to swim in "The Pool". 1/27/15   -   The so called "Blizzard…
Some of my Favorite Oatmeal Combinations

Some of my Favorite Oatmeal Combinations

Oatmeal Combos Oatmeal is my "go to" breakfast most mornings. It has so many health benefits from lowering cholesterol to being healthy for your heart. It not only tastes delicious, but you can easily add other ingredients to change it up and add even more nutrition. Almost any kind of fruit can be added (fresh or dried), as well as nuts, and pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia & hemp seeds. You can choose to add agave, honey, raw sugar or maple syrup, or simply use the fruit to sweeten it. I like coconut milk…
Memories of the Hamptons Cottage

Memories of the Hamptons Cottage

Over the fireplace in the Hamptons Cottage / 2014. Now that we are starting to build pretty much a new cottage, I am just beginning to plan out "the look" we want. The mantel was a fun place to display some of the beachy things that I love. It is going to be a project to find just the right assortment to put over the new fireplace, as well as the open kitchen shelves. This is a reminder of the "look & feel" I want, once the renovation is complete. More Cottage Decor…
The Sky Late Christmas Day / NYC

The Sky Late Christmas Day / NYC

Christmas Day 2014 Looking out the window at the skyline on Christmas Day was magical. It was so clear, and the last bit of sunlight was hitting the buildings with such a golden tone. Skaters at The Lasker Rink in Central Park.
Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

2007 / Carnival Squash Botanical Watercolor I painted these botanical watercolors quite a few years ago. I was going through a phase of observing and painting things as realistically as possible. I was especially fond of produce. (You can still see my fascination when looking at my Instagrams today!) I found this style of painting very relaxing and fulfilling, but also quite painstaking. I happened to be between jobs at that point, so I had some time on my hands. I did many, many watercolors during this period, but here are some of…