You missed my favorite NYBG fountain, come back and visit! This one’s waiting for you. ~AR
How lovely it is here. Sadly the day I visited it was almost 100° outside, so my time spent wandering the grounds was cut short due to my being allergic to summer.
Above is the Fountain of Life in front of the Mertz Library.
It’s actually now the Lillian Goldman Fountain of Life. See? It says so on the bronze book perched on its ledge. She helped fund the fountain’s restoration.
Further inside the gardens is this simple fountain:
Anyone else feeling slightly jaded about the fact that this week effectively contains two Mondays? Yeah. Me too. So, to help ease you past the second-Monday-but-not-actually-Monday midday slump, here are some lotuses and water lilies (including ‘Ray Davies’ (but, no, not that Ray Davies)) currently in bloom as part of Monet’s Garden. Hope it helps!~AR
I’ve never been particularly excited by cactuses.
Me neither! But after looking at Faye’s photos from her recent trip to the Garden, I’m seeing them with new eyes. All of her shots are remarkable, and well worth admiring. ~AR
This is such an incredible portrait of actor Giancarlo Esposito, taken for the New York Times by Chester Higgins Jr. in front of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Oh, and the profile of the actor, who spent at least part of his life in the Bronx, is pretty amazing, too.~AR
Between the Members preview of Monet’s Garden, the stellar NYTimes review, and the beautiful weather, today is feeling kind of special. Happy Friday all! (Taken with Instagram at Enid A. Haupt Conservatory) ~AR
Can you spot the little bird? When I was shooting this, I was so focused on the way you can see the spines of the Palm Dome through those rectangular windows that I never even saw the little guy fly through my frame! ~AR
This is what happens when one has too many meetings in one day and tries to catch a few z’s in the wrong location.
Note to Self: No lunchtime napping in the Deserts Galleries. ~AR
Flowers ‘n fountain
In the Aquatic Plants Gallery of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. So pretty!
Strongylodon macrobotrys (more commonly known as the jade vine—we did a nifty write-up on it not long back) is seen here with early flowering buds. Each one reminds me of a nugget-sized red mangrove seed, which I was often told were the claws of alligators as they’d float by, pointy side up. I still have trouble getting in canoes when visiting the south.
That was a weird tangent, wasn’t it? —MN
(Photo source: mtbutler)
I am really crushing on the feel of this iPhone photo of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. ~AR
Blurb, blurb (that’s hello from the Conservatory Courtyard Pool in koi).
In the Aquatic Plants gallery of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden
Aquatic Plants gallery in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Such a lovely place to pass a winter afternoon.
Changing Seasons at the Conservatory, a year long time-lapse video from The New York Botanical Garden.