A trip to New York

A trip to New York
August 2, 2013 Sue

So what do you think of when you hear about taking a trip to New York? Visiting the sites in Manhattan, seeing a show on Broadway, the hustle and bustle of New York City? Well as fun as all of those things are this trip to New York was far from any of those events. Even though I wasn’t far from New York City in miles I felt like I was in a different state all together. I went to visit my daughter who is in Long Island, NY and we drove all the way out on the island for a weekend getaway. There was countryside, wineries, small towns and the beach. Perfect for a little rest and relaxation.

And of course I had my sketchbook with me and couldn’t resist creating a couple of scenes from the Bed & Breakfast we were staying at. A Walk in the Woods, Bed & Breakfast was a darling Great Gatsby dutch colonial home located on the North Fork of Long Island in Southold, NY. It was tucked away in the woods, so quiet and serene, yet so close to the local beaches. What a perfect setting.

Walk in the Woods, B&B 2


I had to capture that front door ( you know my obsession with doorways!) and here is one from the porch where there were several areas where you could sit and read and relax!

On the Porch


We finished the weekend up visiting my parents and aunt, having a wonderful Sunday family dinner. It was a great weekend to get re-charged!

Comments (6)

  1. Sounds like my kind of trek to New York.
    I would love to do a photo essay sometime
    on the doors of NYC.
    Other than that, and maybe central park,
    I sense more joy in the outskirts.
    thanks for stirring my imagination,

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Jennifer- we need to do a collaboration, photos and watercolors! How exciting. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Robin Heim 4 years ago

    Love this! As always I find your work remarkably inviting. This place sounds wonderful!

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Robin, so glad you came by for a visit. This B&B was very special and relaxing which makes it inspirational for an artist.

  3. Suzanne McRae 4 years ago

    What a beautiful B&B you stayed at. Love how peaceful and serene it looked. You captured it very nicely with your watercolor painting. We were away for 4 days last week, and as we walked one evening in a town I thought of you and was looking for beautiful doors… didn’t end up finding any really nice ones. 🙂

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Suzanne- so happy to hear from you! I wish you would have sent me some photos from your trip but perhaps next time. Maybe i should put out a call out for photos of doorways as people travel around on vacation.

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