This is a great time of the year if any garden around town. The one at Home Sweet Home is incredible, with its heritage plants overflowing the beds now. A walk around the grounds is a real treat.
Last weekend we attended an opening at Clinton Academy in the early evening. The gallery was full of stunning artwork by various members of the Moran family, but the bar was set up outside in the garden and once we meandered out there we couldn't pull ourselves away. Everything was lush and green, with bright bursts of color coming from the various perennials and bushes. The air temperature was perfectly comfortable and the crowd was friendly and lively. We sat for over an hour, chatting with friends, munching on grapes, and sipping wine or sparkling water. It was a picture that mimicked those in the gallery, of others in another time enjoying a similar pleasure in a similar setting. Obviously East Hampton has been a place of sensory pleasures for a long time. I hope those who come behind us care enough to keep it as it is now, as beautiful as it has been for hundreds of years.