Thursday, August 19, 2010

Botanical Gardens

I was born in the Bronx. That is where both sides of my family are from. I lived there till I was 8 years old and then we moved to the burbs. My grandma continued to live in the Bronx and it was always fun to go visit her on the weekend. She would take us on the bus, we would go the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens. I had not been back to Botanical Gardens since I was a teenager. My husband and I went last fall. It was a beautiful day and of course I brought my camera. I love flowers. I enjoy taking pictures of them and macro shots at that. This first one I had to be quick with my camera because I am terrified of bees! And I needed to get super close for this macro shot!

The colors were beautiful and we enjoyed walking around. I love the richness of the purple in this shot.

There was something pretty around every corner. I thought these looked so interesting. They looked like lavender cotton balls to me.

This orange flower struck me with its deep color. I am looking forward to returning this fall when the weather is cool and crisp and walking amongst all its splendor . . .


  1. FLOWERS!!!! ^_^ You're making me smile...again!!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots! Looks like I need to get some photo tips from you too!!

  2. Gorgeous shots, Cathy. We must keep those cameras with us at all times! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Diane

  3. The colors and textures of these flowers are just eye candy....beautiful and georgeous...
    I just love all the colors.....

  4. These photographs are wonderful, love those Lavender coloured flowers!!

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today they are truly appreciated :)

    Micki x