Showing posts with label blossoms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blossoms. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lunch in the Conservancy Gardens

fresh stamin spears dusted with delicately colored pollen, served on a bed of baby orange petals, garnished with winter green leaves and stems of summer.


Monday, October 1, 2012

The Incredible Power of Lilies

Nature comes up with the most incredible things! What are the lily pads doing with fuzzy strings around the edges? Where did that purple and blue come from? And that sun filled center? It’s unbelievably creative and beautiful. No wonder those biologists have so much fun-- Flora, Fauna, Wow!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Love in the Conservancy Gardens

Two Petunias in the South Garden

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Now and then we get to experience the essence of cooperation and color coordination.

Conservancy Gardens, Fall 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name

Is still a rose, is a rose, is a rose, is a rose, still smells as sweet, as sweet, as sweet

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Again There Apears A Yellow Blossom

It has happened again!  I came home late tonight.  I walked up to my door and froze.  What was that in the corner of my eye?  Yes!  It's a amazing and resilient  New York City Columbine! 


Friday, May 4, 2012

Wild Iris Avoids the Mowers

Meet Wily, our Wild Iris.   It is not easy, in a tended garden, to avoid those weeders, mowers, rakers, wood-chip dumpers, hoers and volunteers--all waiting to snatch up any sprig that dares to grow out in the open.   Wily has also managed to survive snow, rain, drought and careless wedding parties. 

Wily has cleverly positioned itself in the shadow of a small tree clad in composite grey, the perfect coordinating color. 

Wild Iris in the Conservatory Gardens of Central Park

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beauty rains on those who stay and those who go

Once upon a time, back in the day, a lovely mob of hybrid tulips danced among the granite.

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Trinity, by Lara Calloway

Shelter From The Storms

This is Pink Sherbert, sometimes called Sparkle Water because of the sparkling edges on her petals. Against all weather she has held steadfastly to her mission of beauty.


Butter Cream has taken shelter in the lee of a parked car to escape the worst of the wet and wind-swept day.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton attempts to absorb some of the spirit of spring.  Sadly, the blossoms also absorb some distinctly grey and serious tones.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Burly Winter Redbud Tree Covered with Flowers

RedBud Tree, North of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (South of the 86th Street Crossroad

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Scientist Examines Errant Tulip for Signs

This well-known scientist is gathering information and data for her upcoming study of spontaneous generation of Tulipa. The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, which comprises 109 species[1] and belongs to the family Liliaceae.[2]. More will be revealed.

Amazing re-appearance of Yellow Tulipa for the sixth consecutive year

Monday, April 9, 2012

Yellow Tulips on Park Avenue

Just when the great horticulturists imagine they have properly organized and regimented the tulips:

(X) sort by height ,
(X) sort by size
(X) sort by  color, ...

Well, nature has its own  discussions about what true order underlies the beauty of the world.  So next time you are feeling a little bit out of the ordinary, remember the tiny red tulip peaking out of the messy, miraculous variable height, weight, and size tulip garden in the middle of Very Particular Park Avenue.


Very Elegant Tulips on Park Avenue

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tulip Hunting In Central Park

To some people, it may seem as though tulip hunting in Central Park is a very unchallenging pass time, since there are so many tulips available.  However, if you are searching for a particular yellow tulip, surrounded by buds of red and yellow compatriots, of the Parade type, and in a very specific general spot, and of a particular age, well then!  There is nothing like the rewards of discovering just this tulip, and capturing it on film.

Tulip Hunter Succeeds! (Photo by Lara C. of Chicago).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring is Calmly Easing Out Winter

Spring is washing away the last traces of winter from the Harlem hillside.
How can those dry and brittle ends swell with such uncontainable beauty?

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Looking down onto the Harlem Meer, Spring 2011