Category Archives: Photography

Rodale Institute

J.I. Rodale is considered the father of the organic farming movement in the U.S. I’ve read Organic Gardening Magazine for many years and many Rodale Press books are included in my library. But I had never visited the Rodale Institute until recently, despite … Continue reading

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Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

As a Penn State Master Gardener, I am required to take 8 hours of continuing education each year.  I wanted to take the opportunity to visit a farm just outside of NYC called Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, … Continue reading

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Kruschiki: the Ultimate Christmas Cookie

Crisp. Rich. Not too sweet. They have more than a taste. They have a feel that I couldn’t begin to describe. And they are beautiful. THIS is the cookie of my childhood. A special part of my Polish heritage. We … Continue reading

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This is My Father’s World

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought  Of rocks and trees, of skies and … Continue reading

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A Day at Mohonk Mountain

September 19th marked my 10th year working at Lamplighter Publishing. I came into work that day to flowers, rugala and fresh fruit. But there was more. As the morning wore on, I received a call from my boss, Mark Hamby, thanking … Continue reading

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Have I Mentioned that I Love Gardening?

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The Iris – A Beautiful Masterpiece

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Claude Monet “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Claude Monet “Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet “I am only good at two things, and those are: … Continue reading

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