Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey

Monday, May 18, 2015
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Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey began as a 12-acre private estate in 1868. In 1992 the heirs of the Van Vleck family gave the house and the gardens to the non-profit Montclair Foundation. 

TV Thursdays - Morley Safer and Modern Art

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I grew up watching 60 Minutes on CBS (Channel 2 in New York).

My parents would watch the show every Sunday night, and so I watched it with them. It is a show that has a style all its own -- just like The New York Times and The New Yorker. Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Dan 
"Gunga Dan"  Rather, Andy Rooney, Harry Reasoner,  Point/Counterpoint -- I remember it all.

The Montclair Art Museum

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Even though Montclair, New Jersey has fewer than 40,000 residents, it boasts of many parks, a diverse population, and a strong interest in the arts. 

The town even has a fine art museum, situated on a beautiful street with quite a few splendid mansions. 

The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom!

Monday, May 4, 2015
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The pink cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey are now in full bloom! We had a weekend of gorgeous weather and they have responded beautifully in an explosion of pink!

It's May in Montclair!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

It's May in Montclair!

Montclair, New Jersey celebrates May every year with a month-long celebration!

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park on April 28, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Cherry Blossoms with Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park have been a bit slow in blooming this year, due to the very cold and harsh winter we had.

TV Thursdays: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As we were driving home tonight admiring the daffodils and flowering trees, rain began to pelt down with --- sleet! We also saw a few snowflakes.

As I sat there cursing out Mother Nature (it's late April, after all, time for a real Spring), I remembered the 1970's Mother Nature commercials.

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