Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pre-Halloween BBG & Prospect Park

It was high time for a visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see what sort of fall foliage might be on offer.
Native Flora Garden

Fungi on a stump, with fallen leaves

There were far more flowers in bloom than I'd expected, and in many places the blossoms were alive with bees (not pictured here).

Drop Stones 1, 2 & 3 - by Shayne Dark

Reminiscent of the old view overlooking Marlborough Street in Boston...
Splashes of Yellow - Petal and Leaf

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (aka the Rose Garden is still open)

Afterward, I headed to Prospect Park.

Whose Sari Now?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Benign, Gracious Autumn - Balm for the Soul

My treat, after finishing paper #1, was a trip to the Botanic Garden.  It was a spectacular day, and I listened to HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban as I wandered.  

Cranford Rose Garden - the part without the roses.
Last year, there were gourds hanging from the trellis

One of many bees


It was my first visit since they unveiled the new "smart water garden."


Black Velvet Petunia

Sweet Alyssum
"Blushing Princess"

Devil's Trumpet


Shayne Dark, "Pickup Red" (2016)