Botanical Garden.Posted: 2013/08/22
Clearly I have a love affair with gardens because I find any excuse to visit them. There is something about flowers and nature that can turn the worst of days immediately around with just a glance of their color and beauty. The Bronx showcases one of the most magical Botanical Gardens, holding four forests within it and an expansive rose garden with over 600 varietals, wetlands, and so much more. Jacob, Harlow Jude, and I went yesterday which may have been a poor choice given the steamy weather, but I am frugal and Wednesdays are free. The downfall of this wonderful day was the commute. It took an hour each way to get there, but when we were there we were lost in the nature of it, spending at least three hours there.
I had been asking Jacob every Wednesday since I was pregnant if we could go, and for some reason or another we never made it. Our morning zoomed by and I had already felt defeated as if we weren’t going to make it, but we rallied and we are both so glad we did. We will definitely make a trip back here in the Fall on a Wednesday of course; I imagine the leaves are gorgeous as they change their colors. Next up, persuading Jacob to visit the Bronx Zoo (another venture I have been relentlessly trying to get him to partake in since pregnancy).
I was trying to capture all of the dragonflies amidst the plants, turns out those guys are much quicker than my shutter speed.
The river separating the Bronx and Manhattan,
and it’s waterfall.
Our girl spent most of the day conked out like this.
Rose gardens hold a special place in our hearts because we ventured to the one in Portland together when we first met. And if you ever have a desire to visit a rose garden, we highly recommend that one, it is truly breathtaking.
Harlow Jude finally woke up to enjoy the nature.
Such a lovely day. I want all of you to visit (we have plenty of room) just so you can experience this place and to see you of course.