This morning I went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to attend the first 2009 meeting of the Brooklyn Community Gardeners Coalition. When I woke up this morning, it was 8F. It "warmed" up to 10F by the time I left the house. Wind chill was 0F. Hence the brevity of my visit.
I almost had the Garden to myself. Almost.
I wanted to try out the panorama assist feature of my new Nikon CoolPix S60. That worked well, I think. The ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 software bundled with the camera won't start at all. I had to locate and run the separate registration software just to get the serial number so I could register for support. So far, no response from them. So no snowy panoramas of the Japanese Garden today. All these photos were shot with my trusty Nikon D70s.
Nevertheless, this was a photo opportunity. The subtle colors of winter were accentuated by the snow. We're supposed to get more snow tomorrow and Monday, and warmer temperatures. The Garden is open on Monday holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day, and weekday admission is free through the end of February. It will be a good time to visit.
The Rock Garden has got some of the best "bones" of all the BBG gardens. I think it's second only to the Japanese Garden in design.
Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea
The Witchhazels are almost, but not quite, ready to bloom. With warmer weather expected during the week, they should be beautiful next weekend.
Japanese GardenThis was the highlight of my visit.
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