2022: Misty Weather at Avalon Nature Preserve

I frequent Avalon Nature Preserve in Stony Brook, New York, almost weekly. It’s open year-long, six days a week. This preserve has endless trails showcasing the latest shrubs, trees, ducks, swans, and occasional deer.  It’s a fantastic place to bring the kids or even a furry puppy friend. And the volunteers and regular visitors there … Continue reading 2022: Misty Weather at Avalon Nature Preserve

2022: Explore Early 20th Century Wealth at Planting Fields Arboretum

If you want to see how the wealthy lived on Long Island during the early 20th century, look no further than at Planting Fields Arboretum! (Note: A couple of weeks ago, I visited this place with my friends, wearing our Ancient Greek costumes. This is what I've learned while exploring this arboretum.) A Bit of … Continue reading 2022: Explore Early 20th Century Wealth at Planting Fields Arboretum

2022: Celebrating My Pup Mahal’s Second Birthday

Happy Birthday to my pup Mahal! He's two years old now, and according to doggie years, he's an adult. I've had him since November 2020. And I hope to cherish him for a decade! Mahal in Tagalog means "love" and "expensive." (He can be pretty expensive sometimes, haha.) In Hindi, it means "palace" or "living … Continue reading 2022: Celebrating My Pup Mahal’s Second Birthday