After leaving the very crowded train show (all of the schools showed up as I was leaving – how’s that for timing?), I opted to walk around the gardens despite the frigid temperature. A perk to this is that there were almost no other people around, so I got a bunch of unobstructed shots of the gardens themselves, covered in snow. It’s slightly haunting, even with the extreme sunlight of the day (there were almost no clouds in the sky, so I got a lot of sun on snow going on). At one point, a hawk was following me around in the trees. Sadly, the two areas I wanted to go into, having not been in them before, were closed for the season: the rock garden and the rose garden. So I headed out into the other areas and took my time, seeing things and exploring, occasionally dodging the odd jogger in the wooded paths (that can’t be safe with the ice and snow). It was a nice day. And for those of us without cars, it’s REALLY easy to get to on Metro North.
Next week: We’re back up in Thurman, NY where the rivers have overflowed and frozen over.