From Framingham, Lowell, Detroit, Brooklyn, and an old friend from Peabody
Operation Sail, New York, July 4th, 1976
Visiting Liv in Brooklyn: Gardens at the HighLine, Battery Park, and The Bosque
Snapshots from a recent trip to Brooklyn and NYC to visit my darling daughter Liv.
We had a wonderful time walking everywhere and dining out. Liv always takes me to the most fun restaurants with fabulously yummy food, and they are never too pricey; the prices are comparable to our favorite Gloucester restaurants.
Native Honeysuckle for the Hummingbirds at the HighLine
For our HarborWalk Gardens, I had wanted to to see what’s in bloom at the HighLine gardens during the late summer and early fall, as well as what was blooming at Piet Oudolf’s designs for the Battery Gardens of Remembrance and The Bosque.
At the HighLine, we paused for some length at the stunning grove of Japanese Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum trichotomum); whose one of several common names befits it’s great beauty–Harlequin Glorybower Tree. The stop-dead-in-your-tracks-deliciously-fragrant blossoms float atop a canopy of fluttering leaves. The blooms are similar looking to jasmine flowers, but are even more sweetly scented. A magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds, the tree blooms at a time of year when much of the rest of the garden is winding down. The glorious glorybower is on my wish list for next year and, as it is just barely hardy through zone 6, I’ll find a sheltered and protected spot in which to experiment.
The Spiral Fountain at The Bosque (Spanish for a “grove of trees”), with the Statue of Liberty in the background, Battery Park Park, New York City.
A grove of Magnolia viginiana at the HighLine
Hello from Brooklyn
The Livinator Rockin Her Mason Jar In Brooklyn
@livviiiiii: Midday treat, cc: @kimsmithdesigns http://instagr.am/p/OmKDJrgAXj/
My Daughter Liv in Brooklyn
Photos of our daughter Liv taken by her photographer friend Dave Krugman. Dave says “My favorite way to shoot is to wander through the streets with a close friend, follow the good light, and let the world show itself. Give it a try…” Liv is a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt, studying opera and vocal performance; Dave is a professional photographer based out of Boston. They met while at B.U. Click the last image to see their Brooklyn album.
Toodeloos Extends Thanks To The Community Video
Astrojax Demo by Brooklyn
Look for the video with all of the tiles made at Glazed by community children tomorrow
For The Dory Raffle Brian and Marty Luster Drive From Brooklyn
Check out Brian’s Blog From The Brooklyn Waterfront A Moveable Bridge by clicking this text