Category Archives: HUDSON VALLEY

3-Acre Mini-Farm with Vintage Outbuildings in Dutchess County 110K

Fired up with enthusiasm after writing my first blog post in ages, I remembered why I started blogging in the first place, more than ten years ago. My very first post, “In Search of the Perfect Beach House,” in December … Continue reading

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This Wondrous Summertime World

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere – Vincent van Gogh Beauty has not been hard to find this summer, despite the heat. Almost everywhere I’ve gone, and I’ve moved around a fair amount, I’ve been hyper-conscious of … Continue reading

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Hudson on a Tuesday Afternoon

THE UPSTATE NEW YORK TOWN of Hudson is an extraordinary repository of 19th century residential and commercial architecture. Its main drag, Warren Street, is a mile-long stretch of clapboard and brick buildings — mostly row houses, many with storefronts, but … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration: Untermyer Park, Yonkers

‘GRANDEUR’ is not a word I pull out very often, but it certainly applies to Untermyer Park in Westchester County. Who knew? I didn’t know, until recently, that there’s a lavish, beautifully designed, meticulously maintained historic garden in Yonkers, on … Continue reading

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The Joy of Troy

ONCE-MIGHTY TROY, N.Y., one of the nation’s wealthiest cities in the glory days of the Industrial Revolution (iron, steel, precision tools, shirts and collars), fell on hard times in the 20th century, but much of its impressive — in fact, … Continue reading

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Structure in the Snow

  THE NORTHEAST WINTER is long for us gardeners, hit with snowstorm after snowstorm when all we want to do is get out there and dig. “The books” advise a season of assessment and planning (preferably with a hot toddy … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration: Upstate Flower Meadow

OH, THE THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE — or that happen naturally — in “full sun”! Full sun has always proved elusive where I’ve gardened, certainly in Brooklyn backyards but even on woodsy Long Island. Upstate in northern Dutchess County … Continue reading

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