As I mentioned yesterday we went to the NY Botanical Gardens, (i.e. our backyard) and hung out as we were all desperately in need of green.
But first we had to walk over a large hill through the deep snow (well, there was a cleared path. My husband who didn't have boots decided on that route). I didn't realize how much snow we had gotten until we got to the top of the hill and the snow was over the tops of my boots (and well over Georgia's knees).
On to the warmth of the conservatory. Here's a shot looking up into the main dome of the glass house:
A shot of the jungle in the next room:
A pod on a chocolate tree:
Georgia and I messing around near the indoor water lily pond:
Bruce in the indoor pond area (with some pretty hanging flowers):
Some very out of season water lilies:
Poufy red flower thingies (appropriately called Powder Puffs):
Lest we get too complacent, a view from into the courtyard from the glasshouse:
If you ever have the thought that fern fiddleheads are delicate and tiny, check out these suckers (with Bruce's hand included for scale):
No idea what these things are. We call them Crayon flowers. They look waxy and fake:
On to the desert. There are two desert rooms there. One for the Americas and one for Africa.
This is the Americas:
Pretty pink flowers that smell awesome:
Georgia splashing in puddles:
And that's it for today. We took more than 100 pictures there yesterday. It's amazing how we can go there all the time and the place always feels as new and fresh (and amazing) as it did the first time we went.
Since we're members, we generally go at least once a week. It's necessary for recharging. And I've been knitting in there, which is nice. Excellent light.