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Friday’s Thought – Gardens

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”

(Thomas Jefferson)

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My Favorite Things – Boating on the Hudson

(Which, by the way, happens  for us about once in a blue moon!)

But we lucked out last week with an invitation to  dinner, along with a boat ride on the Hudson.  Even better, the weather was sublime AND we even had a full moon.  So, from the middle of the Hudson somewhere near Tarrytown, NY, here’s what life looked like on Sunday…

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Friday’s Thought – A Natural Tapestry

“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”

(Richard P. Feynman)

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My Favorite Things – The Early Fruits of Summer

I’ve had a hectic two weeks – including playing 14 Wicked shows and a trio concert in Vermont – so tonight I am relishing having a teeny breather before we head off to Saratoga, NY for more fun with New York City Ballet.  Escaping the heat and noise of the Big Apple is quite welcome at this time of year.  Speaking of fruit, my appetite was piqued on my short stay last weekend with my mom in her cottage in New Hampshire.

Here’s what’s flourishing in her garden right now…

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Friday’s Thought – A Moment in Time

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

(Frida Kahlo)

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Friday’s Thought – Ain’t That The Truth

Last week the strawberry moon rose over D.C. while I was in town performing with the New York City Ballet.  The bad news is that our performance that night got out a bit too late for me to see the moon rising on the horizon.  Even worse, the next night when we DID get out earlier I didn’t have my camera with me – you’ll just have to believe me when I tell you the moon that night WAS a fabulous salmon shade and looked ginormous!)

So that you can see I tried, here I am trying to capture the strawberry moon…

And here it is framed by the leaves of a tree.

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

(Buddha)

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My Favorite Things – Flowers, Of Course

With so much work on my plate this spring, there were almost no opportunities for outings with my camera.  So I welcomed having a free afternoon today to walk over to the Conservatory Garden to see what’s blooming.  Needless to say, it was a feast for my eyes and for my camera.

Enjoy!

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