Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Un-Hamptons

“The Hamptons (the South Fork of the East End of Long Island) is where you go to be seen. The North Fork is where you go to hide out.” So I’ve heard. Maybe not to hide out, but to truly … Continue reading

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Ready for Take-Off? Not Before Visiting the Gardens.

Two weekends ago I was getting back to Rome in the evening and had a 9:50 am flight the next morning. What to do? Go into town for a late-night supper (taxi or train fares, big hotel bill, big anxiety) … Continue reading

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It Hosta Be You

I haven’t done a post in my own garden since April 19, when the hosta spikes appear above ground. Why? Too busy gardening. The day in mid-April when the hostas poke through is a day I look forward to every … Continue reading

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The Coolest Decks Around

I (almost) never re-post anything from other people’s blogs, but today’s post on is just too cool. So many great ideas. Don’t you wish you were here right now?

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