Category Archives: Upstate NY

Our Neck of the Woods

The insect chorus begins anew. Crickets and katydids entertain. Signals of late August as I walk through the gardens. The glorious colors of leaves turning adds to the surrounding beauty of Mother Nature. Our Montauk daisies have blossomed once more … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in my Birks

There is an ongoing joke in my family because I have worn Birkenstock sandals since my university days in Heidelberg, Germany. The joke goes that I am the only one my family knows who wears them year-round including during our … Continue reading

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