Photography – Solar Eclipse – June 2021

On the morning of June 10, the northern hemisphere was greeted with a solar eclipse. For those of us in New York, a partial solar eclipse was visible from sunrise enabling spectacular photo opportunities. This one is taken from Queens overlooking the Whitestone Bridge. The composite was cut short as clouds rolling in took away … Read more

Events – Lantern Light Village – Mystic, CT

Christmas in 1876

Lantern Light Village takes you back in time to celebrate Christmas of 1876. Holiday lighting is replaced with kerosene lanterns and fire pits enhancing the atmosphere of the 19th century. One can also enjoy carriage rides around the village, live music, Christmas-related stories and popular crafts of the time. While this year’s festivities have been altered, the experience is still well worth it.

The event is scheduled only on Fri and Sat in December.

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Parks NY- Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum is a NY state park located on the Connetquot River in Great River, NY. The land was gifted in 1936 to Long Island State Parks Commission to develop an arboretum which opened in 1954. Today the park is almost 700 acres featuring the Cutting Mansion, relaxing walking paths, and a farm.


  • River
  • Garden
  • Good Views
  • Seating
  • Flowers
  • Brunch

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Fall Foliage Update October 23, 2020

Much of the Northeast is past peak and trees are losing their leaves fast. For this week, southern parts of Connecticut, Long Island, northern to central New Jersey, and Central Pennsylvania are prime for peak foliage.

Considering where the foliage is at, recommend locations for this weekend are:

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Fall Foliage Update October 8, 2020

Northern and highest elevations in Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York are past peak color and quickly losing foliage. Southern New York and Connecticut are prime for color this weekend. Long Island and Pennsylvania are estimated to peak in color next week.

Considering where the foliage is at, recommend locations for this weekend are:

Worth a try, but likely too early to get good color

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Fall Foliage Update September 24, 2020

As of this week, areas of higher elevation and further north are showing color in Adirondacks of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Michigan.

New to this week are Michigan and Pennsylvania. If you know of foliage map location for additional state(s), please let me know with a comment below to add it to the tracker. Thank you!

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