I am mildly obsessed with Standard Wax’s Green Thumb fragrance. I first stumbled upon it at a Greenpoint local plant shop I adore called Tend. As soon as one enters this lush plant shop, you’re hit with this fresh scent reminiscent of ferns, soil, moss, and grass. It’s like entering an Eden and it’s heavenly!
I had something very strange happen to me a few weeks ago. I contracted mumps. Yep, the mumps. That long-gone virus that I was vaccinated for as a child…vaccinated twice actually. Continue reading “A Zero Waste Moment of Change”
I’ve been struggling to get over a cold for over a week now, and it had left me feeling more than a little disappointed and sorry for myself this past weekend. But the silver lining to being stuck inside the apartment all week was catching my first sighting of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our fire-escape bird feeder… Continue reading “Notes from the Feeder: Rose-breasted Grosbeak”
Hi Friends! I’ve been quiet over here in large part to being simply swamped with work and my work has been mostly focused on spring. Everyone’s favorite season was the focus of a big project I worked on that just wrapped up earlier this week and, in the midst of creating web and social content to complement and promote this event, I actually learned quite a bit about the signifiers of spring, how climate change is affecting the season and how interconnected plants, pollinators, and other animals are to this time of year.
I think it may be safe to say that we are basically in the middle of winter… right? We’re halfway through and we have a good ways to go before temperatures officially start going up, flowers start blooming, and I can revert to wearing jeans without leggings or tights underneath. Although, it has been unseasonably warm here in New York the past few days, so maybe Spring is really just around the corner.
Either way, I feel like it’s a good time to reminisce about our trip to Cape Cod last August and the beautiful landscape of the National Seashore. Also, especially for President’s Day, I have a presidential history tie in…
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In an effort to make my blogging a more regular thing, I figured I’d introduce a weekly series where I share 5 charming things I’ve found lately that I’m loving or inspired by. Just a simple listicle of lovely things. Thursdays are always a hard day for me – They are probably my busiest days at work and Thursdays just have that nearly-at-the-weekend-but-not-quite-there kind of bitterness and I for one, could certainly have them improved by a bit of charm. So here goes nothing.
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Hey friends! Today I wanted to share some details about my favorite nature app of the moment – Merlin Bird Identifier. Merlin was developed by the bird experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and is able to draw from their extensive research database in order to make the process of identifying birds in your area a breeze! I downloaded it about six months ago and it’s my go-to tool for learning about the various east coast birds that I had never seen before moving to Brooklyn.