Industrial Bloom

Industrial Bloom

Industrial Bloom One Rhode Island non-profit is harnessing the power of flowers to transform its local environment for the better.  What Cheer Flower Farm operates in an abandoned factory complex on the south side of Providence’s blighted Olneyville neighborhood.  Spanning 2.7 acres, the urban site was predominantly covered in pavement, decaying structures, and contaminants left…

Chasing Winter

Chasing Winter

Chasing Winter Escaping Spring on a Road Trip to Canada As hints of spring began appearing around our home in Rhode Island, my family was still eager to hit the slopes. Determined to chase winter a little longer, we embarked on a journey north to Tremblant, Canada. Our destination promised snow-covered vistas, even as the…

Snowbound

Snowbound

Snowbound Ski Resort Isolated after Massive 7-Foot Snowfall in 48 Hours During the winter of 2022/2023, the Lake Tahoe region in Northern California experienced its second snowiest season ever recorded. When I arrived at Palisades Tahoe ski resort on February 26th, they had already accumulated nearly 500 inches of snow for the season. However, our…

Landscape Portfolio

Landscape Portfolio

Landscape Portfolio Between 2015 and 2019, my journeys took me to distant destinations such as Iceland, Norway, Italy, Thailand, and the American Southwest. These expeditions were driven by my quest to discover breathtaking, unspoiled landscapes.  During my explorations, I was not only fortunate enough to witness the awe-inspiring power of nature, but also the profound…

Hunting for ‘Bergs in Iceberg Alley, Newfoundland

Hunting for ‘Bergs in Iceberg Alley, Newfoundland

A few years ago a photograph in the news captured my attention. It was of a massive iceberg that had run aground in Ferryland, a small fishing village in Newfoundland, Canada. I quickly learned that the east coast of Newfoundland is known as “Iceberg Alley”. Each spring, hundreds of Icebergs float down from Greenland before finding their…

Iceberg Alley

Iceberg Alley

Final Melting Place Iceberg hunting in Newfoundland Every year, during the spring season, numerous icebergs conclude their southbound voyage along the eastern coast of Newfoundland, famously referred to as “Iceberg Alley.” These ancient chunks of ice, aged around 10,000 years, typically detach from Greenland and embark on a journey lasting 2-3 years towards the south,…

Time Travel in Basilicata Italy

Time Travel in Basilicata Italy

In September my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Puglia region of Italy (read more about that here). While researching for the trip, I stumbled upon a couple of places in the Basilicata region of Italy that warranted a detour. Castelmezzano, Italy The first was Castelmezzano, a hill town in the “mini dolomites” or…

24 Hours in Istanbul Turkey

24 Hours in Istanbul Turkey

On our recent trip to Puglia, Italy we flew Turkish Airlines and had an overnight layover in Istanbul, Turkey! We arrived late afternoon and rushed over to the Blue Mosque, but we were too late to go inside. We checked out the courtyards and the park out front where we received the hard sell from a rug vendor. After…