Category Archives: Travel-USA Northeast

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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Julia Child’s Kitchen

On a recent visit to Washington, DC, there was nothing I wanted to do more than visit Julia’s kitchen at the new Smithsonian National Museum of American History on the Capitol Mall. The museum has the vibe of the office … Continue reading

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Kiku at The New York Botanical Garden

An Immortal’s Elixir Chrysanthemum dew: Lift it up. Take a big sip And you will be immortal Not aging, not dying! –displayed on the Botanical Garden’s Poetry Walk   Kiku means chrysanthemum in Japanese, I’ve learned, and this is chrysanthemum-viewing … Continue reading

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A Chinese Garden in a New York Backyard

At the end of May, I took my daughter-in-law, Yan Zhang Miller, to see the garden of the newest member of the Garden Club of Irvington, Dongkai Zhen. Dongkai, left, has lived Westchester County, New York, for 24 years. She … 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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A Family Farm in the Hamptons

When you think of the Hamptons, do you think of boldface names, private jets, multi-million-dollar mansions, and parties you’re not invited to? Think again. Off Route 27, there’s a whole ’nother side of the Hamptons. Drive slowly and you’ll see … Continue reading

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Hamptons Designer Show House 2014

This year’s Hampton Designer Show House seems like its made for a huge extended family that entertains lots of guests. There are so many comfortable, inviting sitting areas that, say, you had a book in one hand and a drink … Continue reading

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