After countless days of rain and being stuck indoors, I decided to play hooky yesterday and go to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. In particular, I wanted to check out the new Wild Medicine exhibit, which discusses the healing power of plants. (Just visiting the New York Botanical Garden always makes me feel better. There's something incredibly soothing about walking among all the beautiful flowers on a sunny day and taking photographs.)
The Wild Medicine exhibit was very educational. However, this sign midway through the exhibit -- which I captioned "This way to the marijuana!" -- may have been the highlight of the exhibit for me.
Note: While the Garden provided demonstrations and samples of many of the plants in the Wild Medicine exhibit, they were not forthcoming with the marijuana or ephedra, nor did they provide munchies in between the exhibits. Bummer.
Actually, the main reason I went to the New York Botanical Garden yesterday was to visit the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden before the bloom was off the rose, so to speak.
As it happens, I got there just in time, as you can see from my photos.
Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously,
For Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses,
As Moses supposes his toeses to be!
(That last photo, of these gorgeous peach and pink roses, is my favorite.)
If only I could have likewise captured the smell inside the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, too. (I am not a fan of perfume, but the scent in the garden was heavenly.)
I also managed to catch the last of the irises....
Purple haze was in my brain,
lately things don't seem the same,
actin' funny but I don't know why
'scuse me while I kiss the sky.
And it is waterlily season...
Sigh, I wish I was there right now.
If you live in or near New York City, or plan on visiting this summer, I highly recommend a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. I know I'll be back.