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Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Today turned out to be beautiful weather. It was sunny and warm - a perfect day to spend at the New York Botanical Gardens. We don't live very far from the Gardens and my husband and I go there so much, we eventually became members. In fact, this is where my husband proposed. emoticon So yes, we LOVE the Gardens very much.

The Orchid Show is one of our favorite exhibitions. If you ever happen to be in NYC during March/April, I highly recommend seeing this exhibit. For those of you who can't, I've shared a few photos below but the photos just don't do justice the exquisite beauty of the orchids. Once I have more time, I'll share a link to the entire album so you can see all the gorgeous orchids that were on display. Sorry for only posting a teaser now.

But NYBG is a beautiful place to visit even without the Orchid Show. The Gardens are especially gorgeous during this time of year. Although the tulips were waning (as they bloomed early this year), the daffodils were still hanging on. The lilacs had started to bloom and smelled so fragrant. And of course, the cherry trees. They are so stunning!

After the Orchid Show, we made it a point to see the cherry trees but that required walking up a hill to the opposite end of the Gardens and then back again to where we parked. I love it when exercise doesn't feel like exercise and is fun! Who notices that you're walking briskly for 45 min total when you're surrounded in such a luscious garden with great scenery? That makes it 2 weekends in a row where I "tricked" my husband into exercising with me.

I have a new goal now: to go running emoticon in the Gardens once the weather is consistently better. It's just such a beautiful place. I know my runs will be that much more fun when I'm running by peonies, roses, and azaleas.
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rainbow or Vanda orchid

Cymbidium orchid called "Mighty Sunset"

a variety of "corsage" orchids

Do you recognize this bridge? This bridge appeared in the opening credits of Sesame Street in the 70s and 80s. Funny thing is, I always thought this bridge was from Central Park!

My husband and I in front of the cherry trees

For more pictures, check out my Google Photos page:
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