I don't have any pics to post for Bloomin Tuesday this week. I have been too busy battling the dreaded tomato worms in the veggie garden. Those things give me the willies. I hadn't been out to my yard in a few days and could see from the deck the other day that one of the tomato plants was looking pretty stick-like so I have been in battle mode ever since.
Anyway, I just saw a news blurb that the Northern Lights may be visibile in the skies to the north over New England tonight and tomorrow night and wanted to share for anyone who will be able to see them.
Can you believe I let Hubby take my camera to Vermont on his latest hiking adventure? Maybe it was meant to be - he's in Vermont and may have a better view than me here in Mass. Here's wishing for clear skies!
I recently came across photos from the Pancreatic Cancer Walk that me, hubby and the kiddies did with hubby's family in 2007 in honor of hubby's Mom (who I never got the honor of meeting. She passed away from Pancreatic Cancer 4 months before we started dating). You can't tell from these pics, but I believe there were several thousand people here.
This place is absolutely breathtaking so I thought I would post some pics in place of my regular Bloomin Tuesday post. The walk wound it's way through the grounds of the mansion. I'm no world traveler, but this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Old Westbury is a mansion in Long Island, NY. Here's the blurb from the website:
Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.
I was here before I really got obsessed with gardening and before I got my good camera so these aren't the best pics. If I went there now, I'd take about 500 pictures:
Looking at this next photo, in the distance on the other side of the pond you can vaguely see structure.... that is the pool pictured above from the gazebo in the woods. Yeah, I could definitely live here: