Thursday, April 5, 2012

Trip to the Botanical Gardens

I took the day off from sewing yesterday as one of the things my husband wanted to do on vacation was go to the New York Botanical Gardens. We had a pleasant time there and I took a few pictures of the flowers and other scenery. It turned out to be a good time to go because they were having the Orchid Exhibit, and orchids are our special flower. Unfortunately, I did not catch all (any?) of the names of the orchids I took pictures of, but they're still nice to look at, no?
Here's a view from the the Throg's Neck Bridge that we took from Long Island to get to the Bronx.

Next we have a nice big sign that let us know we were at the right place!

Several pictures of some of the orchids on display. See if you can spot my husband wearing the most foul t-shirt imaginable. At least to Yankees fans.

There were also some funky Cacti at the exhibit.

And some carnivorous plants, as in Venus Flytrap. These were enclosed in a big case, so as to prevent any lost fingers and such...
There were many wonderful flowering cherry trees throughout the grounds, but it's still kind of early for a lot of the other flowering trees.

And, what turned out to be my husband's favorite part of the gardens. No, not the ducks! The ducks are swimming in part of the Bronx river that flows through the 250 acres of the botanical gardens. Of all the flowers and trees he liked the river the best.
After we were done at the gardens, we headed over to the fairly new Resorts World Casino. I had seen in the newspaper that very morning about how they had a pretty good buffet and thought it would be nice to have lunch there. No pictures to show, but it was a very nice spread. And of course, we spent a little bit of time at the slots. We allowed ourselves $10 each to spend (throw away??) and made up all but $4 dollars by the time we left. I highly recommend both experiences if you get the chance.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to get the chance to visit but in the meantime I enjoyed your photos...hopefully one day.


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