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Enjoying Nature and Tourism, Plus Holidays

Instagram Photo of The Week: Sunset in The Berkshires

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the beginning of a new week, or the end of an old  week, depending on your perspective. I’m enjoying the final two days of a beautiful long weekend in the Berkshires. This is a photo of Saturday night’s sunset in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Simply breathtaking.

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Instagram Photo of The Week: Cloud in a Glass

Over the Labor Day weekend, I snapped this photo while sitting on the deck of my friend’s Hamptons Beach House, just as the sun was setting. This was more about capturing a Friday-evening-moment of relaxing with a glass of wine than making art, but what was unexpected is how a cloud’s reflection is seen in the remaining wine in my glass. Cloud in a glass.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Hot Pink Nymphaea Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily

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Photo By Gail

If there’s any doubt about how hot this Hot Pink Nymphaea tropical day-blooming water lily really is, check out the impossibly horny Bee doing its thing  right there in the center of the flower.  So hot.

Photographed at the Enid A Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.

Saying Goodbye to Summer

I don’t know about you, but I had a pretty decent summer. That would be, of course, especially compared to last summer. I hope  everyone is able to get away from home this weekend, even if it is just to go to the park, or to spend an hour or two on a very beautiful and peaceful beach. Whatever you do, take some time for yourself and appreciate all the good things you have in life.

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5 Ways to Have Fun Again This Summer!

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It’s safe to say that last summer was completely strange. We will surely remember the 2020 summer season for social distancing, lockdowns, and feelings of anxiety. Fortunately, this summer is completely different. As more and more people are getting vaccinated, more countries are beginning to open their borders to foreigners, coffee shops and restaurants are reopening, and it seems that life is slowly going back to normal. Whether you have caught the travel bug after a year spent at home or you just want to spend time with your family, go out with your friends and have some good, old fun, here are several ways you can spend this summer.

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What to Know When Planning a Night in Atlantic City

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Atlantic City has long been a popular option for New York City residents seeking a different kind of night out, or even a weekend away. As you might expect, this sort of activity more or less came to a halt during the worst of the pandemic in 2020. Now, however, we’re seeing a little bit of a tourism push from Atlantic City — and it appears to be working. A May article on NorthJersey.com offered a number of positive indicators regarding tourists returning to Atlantic City, and activity returning to the area’s casino resorts specifically.

It’s a lot of fun to know that this option is back on the table, and we figured now as good a time as any to offer a few tips to New Yorkers who want to make the trip. Here are a few things to know if you’re eyeing a night out (or weekend away) in Atlantic City.

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We’re Back! Happy 4th Of July!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July Dear Readers, and be sure to wear something comfortable and maybe a little bit patriotic!  Please follow The ‘Gig on Instagram by clicking on the above image!