Saturday, March 22, 2014

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Last Saturday J and I made another stop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  When we went last spring the blossoms had blossomed, and there were beautiful colors everywhere.  Everything was green and vibrant.

This time around, we had a slightly different landscape.  The grass had yet to return to its bright lush state, and it was much less apparent that spring is on its way; however, I enjoyed this outdoor sanctuary just as much.  Although my "OOTD" consisted of a sweater, winter coat and Ugg boots, it was still a beautiful day. It was not nearly as cold as it's been the last few months; best of all, there was no snow!  In a way, the barrenness unmasked a beauty that exists in details; it yielded a hidden character created by time, giving a voice to small spaces.  Although it was nearly spring at the time, it was nice to see a glimpse of the garden in a different season.

We did manage to find some pops of color on our way to the bonsai museum.

And of course any trip would be incomplete without a stop at the gift shop.  Filled with books, things for the home and garden, and gifts made by Brooklyn based artisans, there is something for every age.  This time I left empty handed, but they do have a gorgeous collection of succulents in addition to other plants and terrariums.  If you've never been to BBG I highly recommend it.  It doesn't hurt that admission is often free, including most Saturdays if you arrive between 10am to 12pm like we did.  The cafe also has a really good menu; the chili is delicious!    

Last but not least, the dashing man behind the camera.

Next stop: Michelle Obama and the Pearl River Mart!

Ever been to BBG?  Thinking about going?

Photo credit: JRY3 Photography

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