Hello Summer


Central Park’s enchanting greenery.


The Flowers of Shakespeare’s Garden.  Hello, Summer, you are here at last.


Romeo and Juliet sculpture in Central Park.  Photograph from a different angle.  If you look close enough there are hearts in the trees.

Photographs:  Debra Kirkham





The sundial in Shakespeare’s Garden.

Tavern on the Green

It was a beautiful day, for the first day of summer in Central Park. Tavern on the Green, in Central Park, is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy with friends surrounded in a beautiful ambiance.  Enjoy selections of fresh seafood, with a variety of great sandwich choices.


Shakespeare Garden Scenes

Shakespeare’s Garden next to Beldevere’s Castle in Central Park glows with an enormous array of flowers and plants.  Many of the plants such as primrose, larks heel, and other flowers are from Shakespeare’s poems that grow in the garden.  Look for Shakespeare’s quotes from his plays and poems on plaques next to the flowers.

Enjoy the outdoor summer series of music right next to the garden.

We are having a bright sky thunderstorm tonight, and thinking of wonderful visits to this garden. Take a walk, go for a bike ride, have a picnic, enjoy a morning run surrounded in beauty.  Laugh!  Have a wonderful day of joy!





20170725_170129Photos:  Debra Kirkham


Shout Volunteer Opportunity

The Royal Foundation has launched Shout, a new 24 hour text line service to help people in crisis in the UK.  Crisis Text Line is in the United States, and also has volunteer opportunities.  If you are looking for a new way to volunteer this could be for you.  Professional training will be provided online to learn from home or anywhere with a clinically trained supervisor.   Work from home with a secure internet connection and choose your own hours.

Listen to the Duke of Cambridge to explain this new service. Visit




Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Castle Images

The original Bailey Castle and Motte built in the 11th century.

Cardiff Castle Images

The beautiful Cardiff Palace built by Victorian architect William Burges.

Cardiff Castle Images

The Cardiff Palace small dining room located in the apartments.

Cardiff Castle Images

Stunning rooms of artistic mastery.

Cardiff Castle Images

The dining room located in the apartments.

Cardiff Castle Images

The stunning kaleidoscope-like ceiling.

Enchanting Dyffryn Images

Photos:  Cardiff Castle Images

Enchanting Dyffryn Gardens.

Reflections of Cardiff the capital of Wales a place I will always remember.  The lovely people, magnificent castles, beaches and gardens located on the Bristol Channel.  Wales is also poised along St.Georges Channel, Cardigan Bay, and the Irish Sea.

The Bailey Castle is a step into history with an alluring view from inside.  The Cardiff Palace right next to the Bailey Castle has an outstanding tour where you will see some of the most captivating, ornate, and detailed architecture.  Be sure to see The Rooftop Garden and The Clock Tower.

Visit the Welsh Villages, gardens, and beautiful wild horses along the way with refreshing scenes of untouched land.





Montauk, New York


Good morning Montauk sunrise
Montauk Views
On a morning walk


Montauk Harbor is the largest commercial harbor in New York, among the best sport fishing on the east coast.
Photos:  Debra Kirkham

Montauk the eastern tip of Long Island beams with history and stories.  Visit the Montauk Lighthouse built in 1797 the 4th oldest working lighthouse in the nation, and climb the stairs to the top for beautiful views of the Atlantic.  Take a tour of the scenic surroundings and learn about natural habitats and vegetation.   Enjoy vibrant white beaches, surfing, sport fishing, hiking, and restaurants with some of the best fresh fish selections.