The Snowy New York Botanical Gardens

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.

The first view you have after entering the Moshulu Gate: the Mertz Library.

The first view you have after entering the Moshulu Gate: the Mertz Library.

Inside the conservatory. I have NEVER seen this room empty, so I took full advantage and took a ton of shots.

Inside the conservatory. I have NEVER seen this room empty, so I took full advantage and took a ton of shots.

Close up in the desert section of the conservatory.

Close up in the desert section of the conservatory.

The Haupt Conservatory hiding behind it's empty gardens.

The Haupt Conservatory hiding behind it’s empty gardens.

Christmas decorations in the Reflecting Pool.

Christmas decorations in the Reflecting Pool.

A massive pool in the Native Plant Garden.

A massive pool in the Native Plant Garden.

Overlooking the Azalea Garden, covered in frost.

Overlooking the Azalea Garden, covered in frost.

The Stone Mill. I also found out you can canoe in this river.

The Stone Mill. I also found out you can canoe in this river.

A gazebo in the conifer garden.

A gazebo in the conifer garden.

Close up of a rose in winter.

Close up of a rose in winter.

The stairs that lead down into the rose garden.

The stairs that lead down into the rose garden.

A cottage in winter (you can see how strong the sun is hitting from the side).

A cottage in winter (you can see how strong the sun is hitting from the side).

Hester Bridge as viewed from below.

Hester Bridge as viewed from below.

I found a waterfall in the middle of the garden.

I found a waterfall in the middle of the garden.

Looking south from atop Hester Bridge.

Looking south from atop Hester Bridge.

The snow covered path that some crazy people were jogging on.

The snow covered path that some crazy people were jogging on.

There is some traffic on that bridge.

There is some traffic on that bridge.

Hello sunlight!

Hello sunlight!

Back to the library and an interesting fountain.

Back to the library and an interesting fountain.

The view of the library as we leave the gardens.

The view of the library as we leave the gardens.

Next week: We’re back up in Thurman, NY where the rivers have overflowed and frozen over.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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