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.
All I needed was a coconut with a straw in it to have made the visit perfect.
Well, we’ll look into that! Thanks for visiting Michael!
My attention was drawn to this article by an off-hand reference to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s appearance in the “Yorkville Nutcracker,” a version of the beloved holiday ballet set in 19th century New York City. But it is Marina Harss’ engaging and lucid writing on the various forms of choreography and their relationship to Tchaikovsky’s score that kept me reading. ~AR
Photograph taken on December 23, 1940.