summers at wave hill

August 12, 2014 |  Category:   life










Hard to believe this is NYC, but it is. Wave Hill has been on our list of places to visit for years, but we only got around to it this summer a few weekends ago. It might very well be one of my favorite places in the city now. The various gardens are beautiful, but I love that there are so many things to look at – in the cracks along the stone walls, in the archways, and in the many little pots that house succulents and plants that I’ve never even seen before. It’s peaceful here and I’ve been seeking out places of refuge in the city this summer just to think.


We’re going to spend a week on a small island in the Pacific Northwest soon. Looking forward to staring out at that ocean, and looking up and seeing stars.

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  • Nancy August 12, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Love these photos. I miss Wave Hill. I lived in Riverdale before moving to CT, and I used to walk there from my apartment with the kids. Great for exploring and they have a free arts program for kids on the weekends.

  • Renita August 13, 2014 at 1:02 am

    The ocean and the stars will do you good

  • Dee August 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    What beautiful grounds. Growing up very near the BBG, I found it hard to believe that another other botanical garden could match its beauty. Your trip sounds like exactly the thing right now.

    • Jenna August 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Yes, I love BBG, but Wave Hill is something special and feels different altogether. Maybe because it’s situated along the Hudson River? It does take you out of the city more so than BBG, I think.

  • KarenM August 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Oh such lovely images, especially of the trough gardens! I love Wave Hill & wished I live closer…I do have a book about it though.
    Could I share a couple of images on my FB page? We’re doing a hypertufa class at the end of the month and I’d like to inspire some of our audience.
    PS. I am a former pastry chef 😉

  • Brenda Bergen August 18, 2014 at 12:58 am

    You are SUCH a talented photographer.