Sunday, January 30, 2022

Visiting Untermyer Gardens for Mindful Walking

It’s easy to practice mindful walking at the tranquil Untermyer Gardens Conservatory, especially in the off season and when visiting mid-week.

Though there’s so much to love, by far, I most enjoyed exploring the Walled Garden with its crenellated walls.

Stepping into the Walled Garden is a magical experience.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

A Stellar Green Space Not Far from New York City

Even many New Yorkers are not aware of all the green spaces that are accessible by mass transit from Manhattan. The 46-acre Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers is one of those verdant expanses that’s just a relatively short walk from the Metro North’s Greystone station. 

The Vista with stairs that gently descend to the Hudson River was modeled on Italy’s Villa D’Este where the stairs cascade down to Lake Como.

The Temple of Love offers stellar views of the Hudson River and looks lovely from just about every angle.

It’s worth exploring the nooks and crannies of the magnificent outcrop that’s capped with the grand Temple of Love.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Wilmington, Delaware for nature lovers

Wilmington, Delaware may not be on everyone’s must-see list but, especially if you’re a nature lover, it should be. Though most noted for its stellar gardens, such as Winterthur, the Mount Cuba Center, the Nemours Estate and Longwood Gardens, there are numerous other venues to explore on foot or by bicycle that get much less tourist traffic. This is my article on a nature-based journey to Wilmington beyond the obvious sights that I wrote for ForbesLife

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