Category Archives: Landscapes

A Visit to the Connecticut College Arboretum

This place is deceptive. It’s advertised as a native plant garden, and you expect to see unusual, colorful plants. At first you think that there’s nothing much here. Then you look closely, and among the dappled light and shade, small … Continue reading

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Along the Road

Her name is Bernadette, and she’s been living in the same light green ranch house, around the corner from our rabbinical house in Norwich, CT, for more than 50 years. When she’s not tending her own garden, she’s beautifying the … Continue reading

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Rocks Are People, too.

Last week, after I posted about Leona Frank’s paintings of wildflowers on the Thimble Islands, off the coast of Connecticut, she sent me a folder of her husband Dick’s black-and-white photographs of the rock formations there. “This is the first … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

Let’s see. It’s going to snow until midday tomorrow, and the temperature is 11 degrees. A few minutes ago, as the light was fading, I photographed the evergreen arrangement on our deck. And as darkness fell, it seemed like an … Continue reading

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Visual Haiku by Peggy Barnett

The photographer Peggy Barnett has been one of my best friends for 35 years. She and her husband Ronald ran one of New York’s top still-life photography studios, where they made the industrial beautiful for annual reports, magazine covers, and … Continue reading

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Images in the Night

Most graphic designers are fine artists at heart. When not doing work for clients (“Can you move this to the left a bit and make the color darker/lighter/brighter/?”) we’re doing personal art projects. Paula Kelly, one of New York’s best … Continue reading

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Color on the Hudson

Doing errands over the last few days—a trip to the bank or the library—I kept the camera with me to capture the last of the glorious fall color.  

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