Along with the cherry blossoms, I took a nice walk around the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. A lot has changed since the last time I was there – what used to be a North American garden is under construction/renovation, the Garden Shop has been completed and opened along with an entrance behind the Brooklyn Museum, and there is a section by the Rose Garden that is being cleaned up from the storm damage. This is the second time I’ve gone in the spring (the last time was later in the spring, after the cherry blossoms but just in time for the roses) which makes me think the next time I go will be either the Fall or Winter (preferably with snow).
The trees are blooming.
Flower blossoms all around, including in the Rock Garden.
Pulling out the colors of hellebores.
A fun view from the side of the grotto with a lot of various colors.
The upper falls of the grotto section.
An overview from the back corner. Getting a shot with that bridge empty is a feat in and of itself.
The main coi pond.
The island in the coi pond, some day, somehow, I’d like to do a shoot on it.
Lilacs in the sunlight.
Another bench setup – I love these.
The solo reader in the sun.
The colorful arbor – normal view.
Benches and arbors in the Osborne Garden.
The fountain – getting a picture of this on a sunny day without people or weddings around it is a nice happening.
The pavilion in the Rose Garden.
The sundial lass.
The sunlight makes it an interesting challenge to deal with pinks and reds.
Bringing out the highlights as yellows creates a different feel to the shot.
The lonely bloom.
The sun brings out the green of everything.
The blossoms around the Garden Library.
What many people think of when they think of gardens.
The magnolias are blooming in front of the library.
A fake stone bridge.
Shadow play thanks to the great sunlight of the day.
Next week: more flowers, especially tulips and the challenge they create with photography.