Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Lazy Girl Takes a Vacation, July 2018

Lazy Girl, lost for a long time,
is found in the Catskills
Lazy Girl and her family decided to go on a vacation. We usually go to the North Fork of Long Island. This year we did something different. We went to the Catskills in upstate New York.
Our first destination.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill.
Hollyhocks in the garden.

Joining us were Richard's daughter, Dianna, and her husband, Michael. We left on a Sunday morning in a rented Dodge Caravan with Michael driving. Our first stop was Cedar Grove, the home of the
great painter of Hudson Valley scenes, Thomas Cole. My sister, Susan, and her husband, Rick, met us at Cedar Grove and were with us for the duration of our trip. It was quite a nice family get-together.
 Born in 1801 in England, Thomas Cole found his way
to the majestic Catskill mountains in 1835.
 Cole was married in this graceful Cedar Grove home in 1836.
 A quaint sign depicts Cole at the
entrance to the historic site. The house itself is
not accessible, although they are trying to raise funds to
make it so. The fact that every path on the property is
gravel does not make it easy for a person with a
walker, and Richard had to sit under a cool tree 
while the rest of us saw the sights.
 A reproduction of one of Cole's paintings
and his palette table in his studio.
 Cole's easel.
Cole took on as a student, the painter
Frederic E. Church, whose own incredible
house, Olana, is nearby.
 The parlor room in the house where the
Coles received many luminaries of the day like
James Fennimore Cooper.
 A Cole painting
 I love this color wheel by Cole called 
"Diagram of Kontrasts".
He used his color studies as a way to explore 
color relationships.
I am wearing a Marrimeko for Uniqlo tee
which is a color study in itself.
 A quiet corner in the Cole's parlour.
A dramatic Catskill scene by Cole.
Cole died at the young age of 47, but
left a beautiful legacy of work.
More to come next week
as we continue our journey to
the Catskills and

A Bientot!


  1. That t-shirt is perfect for you!

  2. Your posts are always so wonderful to read and the photos lovely!