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Save Florida’s natural walls

Save Florida’s natural walls

When the Sierra Club advertised a bird-watching kayak tour to Shell Key, Dave and I signed up. True confession: We’ve lived in Pinellas County for 40 years and I’ve...

Developing a knack for kayaking

Developing a knack for kayaking

Last month, my husband Dave and I finally found the most important feature we were looking for in a kayak – lite weight. Our local dealer introduced us to the Crescent...

Octagon Houses And Utopian Dreams

Octagon Houses And Utopian Dreams

The winding staircase pictured above suggests it leads to the heavens, but it wasn’t designed to reach the stars; actually, it is a stairway to Utopia. It’s a beautiful...

Finding my way home: Buffalo

Finding my way home: Buffalo

I grew up in Buffalo and I didn't know until I read this post from architectural writer Alexandra Lange that I grew up in an architectural mecca. Lange's article...

Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

In my previous post, I focused on the grounds surrounding  Manitoga, Russel Wright's garden. In this post, I'm taking you inside his house. Russel Wright (1904-1976)...

Russel Wright’s Manitoga Garden

Russel Wright’s Manitoga Garden

Scientists say the sense of smell has the strongest power to bring back memories. That was true for me from the minute I stepped off the plane in Albany, New York. The...