2007-03-18

Field Trip, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, November 6, 2005

Stone basin with cherry leaves, outside the entrance to the Japanese Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Basin outside entrance to Japanese Garden

Another "lost" set of photos which I'd uploaded to Flickr, but never blogged. These are from a year-and-a-half ago, in November of 2005. Again, irritating that the "improved" Blogger won't let me back-date them to the date I took the photos.

My parents were visiting with us, so they show up in several photos.

My parents walking toward the entrance of the Japanese Garden
My parents walking toward the entrance of the Japanese Garden

Pond and bridge in the Japanese Garden
Pond and bridge in the Japanese Garden

Torii seen from the Viewing Pavilion in the Japanese Garden
Torii seen from the Viewing Pavilion in the Japanese GardenTorii seen from the Viewing Pavilion in the Japanese Garden

My parents in the viewing pavilion
My parents in the viewing pavilion

Pond and Torii from the Viewing Pavilion
Pond and Torii from the Viewing Pavilion

Pond and Hill
Pond and Hill

Southern approach to the entrance to the Japanese Garden
Southern approach to the entrance to the Japanese Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sundial near Magnolia Plaza
Sundial near Magnolia Plaza

Shrubbery in the mixed border, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Shrubbery in the mixed border, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Lily Pool Terrace
Lily Pool Terrace
Lily Pool Terrace

My parents sitting by the Mixed Perennial Border
My parents sitting by the Mixed Perennial Border

7 comments:

Steve said...

I love your photography! Especially the leaves in the shrubbery -- those reds and golds are so intense. Seeing this makes me realize I really need to check out the Japanese garden! (I can't believe I haven't been yet!)

Xris said...

Thanks, Steve! That particular shrub is in the Mixed Perennial Border right outside the entrance to the Gift Shop.

The Japanese Garden has its own treasures. As beautiful as it is, I would recommend avoiding it during Hanami, the peak Cherry viewing season, when it's just packed with tourists. I enjoy the Japenese Garden most when it's relatively unpopulated and quiet.

The County Clerk said...

I've never been to this place but have thought about it several times since I first came across one of your blog references to it.

Thanks for taking me there.

Maybe soon I'll get to go in person.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

How gorgeous... I hope you don't mind that your pics of the leaves in the stone basin is now my computer background. (If you have a flat screen like a laptop screen, set it as yours and then view it from different angles... fascinating!)

Xris said...

CC: I have lots of photos of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Check out my other posts tagged BBG [blogspot, technorati]. You can also look at my Flickr collection of all my BBG sets.

BSG: I'm flattered. I love that stone basin. It has seasons and moods just like the gardens do.

And my Dad will be glad to see your comment!

Larry said...

Some fine photos! That first one of the leaves in the basin is a keeper for sure!

get zapped said...

This is lovely! So serene, it soothes my soul (which needs it). So thank you for sharing this precious photo.