Friday, May 4, 2012


What to do on a beautiful Sunny day in May?
 Of course, stroll through the Historic Gardens at Boscobel 

Boscobel is conveniently located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, ( Garrison, N.Y.) 

Boscobel is a restored Federal-period house built between 1804-1808 with magnificent period interiors and gardens. The site is recognized nationally for its quality as a historic house museum, its exquisite collection of furniture and decorative arts, and its breathtaking views.
All my friends and blogger followers, you must take a day trip and visit this beautiful Home and Gardens.  The views of the Hudson River are absolutely breathtaking and the stroll around the gardens will leave you feeling relaxed and peaceful.

The Hudson Highlands are mountains on both sides of the Hudson Riverin the U.S. state of New York, between Newburgh Bay and Haverstraw Bay, which form the northern region of the New York - New Jersey Highlands.
The Hudson River enters this region in the south at Dunderberg Mountainnear Stony Point, and from the north in the vicinity of Storm King Mountainand Breakneck Ridge near Cornwall, New York. These highlands played a significant role in America's military, cultural and environmental history

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful 270-acre tidal marsh managed by Audubon as a wildlife sanctuary since 1970. It is located in Putnam County, New York on the east shore of the Hudson River, just south of the village of Cold Spring.

 My Stars look who decided to join me on my garden adventures.  That's right!  It's Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare ~ And I must say they look absolutely SMASHING  as they lead me through the orange and pink tulips.

imagine my surprise when they offered to be my garden travel partners.  I feel  honored to have these two marvelous poets by my side. 

 In front of the mansion, William and Edgar take in the views of the Hudson River, the Hudson Highlands, Constitution Marsh, and the West Point Military Academy. 

Human Beauty

"No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path."

His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!
William Shakespeare:

Planted and maintained by the Philipstown Garden Club, the herb garden features a variety of plants and trees that would have played an important role in daily life of early 19th century. Plants such as sage, rosemary, lemon verbena, sweet woodruff, oleander and flax and fruit-bearing trees including pear and quince, were valued not just for their use in cooking but also for medicinal purposes, fragrance, and for making coloring and dyes.
Since States Dyckman owned many fruit trees that could not have survived New York winters, it is most likely that an orangery was among the outbuildings of the original Montrose property. Today, Boscobel’s brick and clapboard orangery harbors a variety of warm weather plants throughout the winter. 

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

                                 William Shakespeare:

Time for a little nappy poo on a warm rock ... life is good after this wonderful day in the gardens


Remembering Dreams:
"Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of somedream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed."
Edgar Allan Poe:

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