It’s Been Awhile

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To say it’s been awhile since the last post in April, is, well, the perfect truth. Things have happened, photos have been taken, but no blogging in nearly half a year. What was April rain is now fall foliage whipping through the air with each gust off the Hudson River.  June 1st saw the wedding celebration of Will and I with family and friends (all photos can be found here). And August witnessed the purchase of our very first home. Since then, we’ve been settling into our new abode and finding the rhythm of home and happiness. (Photo at right is the view from the Hudson National Golf course, where the wedding party was held.)

I’ve been collecting photos to share, most on my iPhone due to its ease and availability. But some gems were captured on my DSLR. In good time, I hope to share some interior photos of our new home, an english cottage-style coop in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York- about 30 minutes north of the city.

(Below is a photo of our building, along with a view of a Hudson River sunset from our backyard, and a rose in bloom that was outside our front door.)

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To usher in the fall spirit, we recently attended the Stone Barns Harvest Festival. Stone Barns is a functioning farm located in Pocantico Hills (near Sleepy Hollow, NY) on the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The farm is always open to visitors but during their fall fest, guests can really explore all of the farm’s features, from learning how to raise bees to meeting the pigs, turkeys, chickens, and sheep.

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And of course, no photo update would be complete without more cute (and sometimes hilarious) photos of Marshall and Lily.

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Marshall hiding under the couch.

It’s now that I realize that the past six months of my life seem to be vastly dominated by cats.

So that’s some of what we’ve been up to in the past half a year. A lot of work went into purchasing our first home- from navigating the endless paperwork to simply preparing for the move. During the process, we completed a number of DIY projects to get the coop ready, from painting rooms and tearing up carpet to reupholstering furniture. We scored a number of great finds from yard sales and such, and really revamped some older finds by painting or refinishing some old pieces. Our home is still a work in process-  a whole room needs to be resolved and I have some more painting ideas, (like a victorian inspired tree and bird mural near the front door) but I’m hoping to post some photos of where we’re at so far, soon.

Of course, the fall season would not be complete without a day of apple picking (and I don’t mean stealing iPhones). The panoramic photo below is from Stuart’s Farm in Granite Springs, NY.

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For those in New England, cheers to the brisk, cool air and colored trees, fall wardrobes  and spiced cider. For those in warmer climates- be thankful you don’t have the impending chore of shoveling snow.

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BONUS photos below!

Random assortment of photos that have been lingering on my camera memory card and subsequently Lightroom for quite awhile. . . barely seeing the light of day until now!

Izzy.

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