The gray days of winter have arrived along with a polar vortex or two. The days are short and night falls quickly but from the heights of the city to the seashore mother nature puts on a vibrant display. Winter sunsets can be spectacular and I am lucky this year to be privy to a view high at Rock Center in New York City. No two sunsets are ever the same and it is amazing how quickly the light changes. Sometimes if you hesitate you miss the moment.
Here are some winter beach images from South Carlina. The low winter light is perfect for photographing wildlife.
In the spirit of beating the winter blues, I created a Pinterest board devoted to the subject that contains some interesting DIY projects to infuse your home with color and light!
What a lovely time of year! The air is crisper, the colors are brighter and the urge to nest inside the home is upon us. Time to reflect and embrace the change of seasons. As a Sleepy Hollow native I … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again. All of your hard work and patience has paid off with wonderful blooms of flowers, fresh vegetables and herbs. You now have a “ farmers market” in your own backyard that is overflowing with … Continue reading →
There are many benefits to brewing your own iced tea or making fresh lemonade citrus beverages at home and forgoing the commercially produced varieties. Here are two reasons that top my list: 1. Reduce Calories and Sugar. You can control … Continue reading →
With the warm weather here the windows are open wide as well as the back door which leads to a small patio that is transformed into an extension of our living space. A round dining table chairs allows us to … Continue reading →
What do orange tulips and skunk cabbage have in common? At this time of year, springtime brings an explosion of color be it in the expected, tulips or the unexpected, skunk cabbage. When sourcing new products for Natural Kitchen and … Continue reading →
I am contemplating adding a small selection of food products like olive oil, vinegars, honey and spices to my home furnishings web site Natural Kitchen and Home. As part of my education in this process and focusing on honey, I … Continue reading →
A snowy and cold winter here in the Hudson Valley. And the snow keeps coming. Walking the trails has become impossible due to the foundation of ice. After so much biting cold weather and frequent snow storms accompanied by gray … Continue reading →
The deep freeze has left the Hudson Valley for the short-term and we are in a bit of January thaw. It has been cold and gray and damp and dreary for the most of the winter. Truly a gray winter. … Continue reading →
The first snowfall of the season started early this Saturday morning. I went for a walk in the woods and experienced the beautiful silence of snow. The woods were quiet and except for an occasional chirp of cardinals and sparrows … Continue reading →