Morris County

Two friends or ours took us on a lovely trip through Morris County, New Jersey, yesterday. First we stopped at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, next was lunch at the Publick House in Chester, then after lunch we stopped at Stony Hill farmer’s market. We took a scenic route home to NYC through Morristown NHP.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

My husband, Marc, and I went to Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Long Island, with two friends yesterday. It was a glorious day for a leisurely stroll and the grounds look lovely at this time of year. In the early evening, we stopped for a fabulous meal at the Jolly Fisherman’s Restaurant in Roslyn on the way back to New York City. It was a lovely day all round, thanks to our friends.

Cherry, Bayard 4/16/2017
Cherry, Bayard 4/16/2017

If anyone knows the name of this wildflower (next 2 pictures b elow) please let me know. I tried to find it in my flower books.

White Fower, Bayard 4/16/2017
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White Fower, Bayard 4/16/2017
White Fower, Bayard 4/16/2017
Star Magnolioa, Bayard 4/17/2017
Star Magnolioa, Bayard 4/17/2017
Jolly Fisherman, Roslyn NY 4/16/2017
View out the window at Jolly Fisherman, Roslyn NY 4/16/2017

Portsmouth NH

I like to stop at scenic places for lunch, so on the ride back from Maine we stopped at Portsmouth, New Hampshire to eat at a charming little lobster shack, Gino’s Chowder and Sandwich Shop, by the Piscataqua River. After lunch we stopped to look at the Wentworth Lear historic houses.

Friends near Solon

I have known my friend since the ‘60s. We were neighbors on Attorney Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. My friend is an artist and she always had a place up in Maine. In 1968 I stayed with her for a month or so while we were both pregnant. We went to visit her and her mate in 2012. They live in the countryside near Solon, Maine, and they each have studios. Their entire place is full of wonderful art and curiosities. We all drove to Skowhegan for lunch at a Thai place. After lunch we went to visit an artist friend of theirs. I wish I could see them more often.

Hallowell Maine

To add to the vacation at Grand Manan and to break up the long drive back to New York City I booked a night at the Maple Hill Farm Inn in Hallowell, Maine. Hallowell is a charming little old town on the banks of the Kennebec River. The Inn was gorgeous and the hospitality tops. I wish I could have stayed longer. At dawn we walked to Jimmie Pond nearby and I was able to photograph the early morning mist on the lake. A tearful rainy goodbye is the last shot.

Nantucket Door

My husband and I took a day trip to Nantucket in 2002 and a van tour of the island with Gail’s Tours. The saltbox cottages with pitched roofs and wood shingle siding are lovely and are found in many places in New England, especially by the sea. Nantucket is a charming place for the well-to-do to vacation in.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors #ThursdayDoors

Nantucket, 7/25/2002
Nantucket, 7/25/2002
Nantucket, 7/25/2002
Nantucket, 7/25/2002

See Nantucket.net for tourist information.

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