May 18, 2015

Van Vleck House and Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

Van Vleck House and Gardens
 
Van Vleck House and 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

The private gardens are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. There are classes, concerts, and special events that take place through the year. 

The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the estate is especially famous for the wisteria blooming around the house. 

You can read more about the Van Vleck House and Gardens here.

Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
 
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May 14, 2015

Morley Safer and Modern Art

 


 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, "Gunga Dan" Rather, Andy Rooney, Harry Reasoner,  Point/Counterpoint -- I remember it all.

May 12, 2015

The Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, New Jersey

Tom Nussbaum "Listen" 2008 sculpture
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008

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. 

May 04, 2015

The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

pink cherry blossoms


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!

 
These pink ones are my favorites. They inspire me in so many ways. 
 
They bring joy and beauty to the thousands of visitors who come to see them every year.

Somehow I always think of this song when I see cherry blossoms: 


I was humming that #1 song as I visited the lovely flowering trees on Sunday:


Pink Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

Pink Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

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You can see more cherry blossoms here!

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