Monday, August 11, 2008
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Yesterday I went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden with my friend Brian, who is about to move away to the snowy midwest. (He’s from Minnesota, so he won’t mind snow.) We walked the entire garden, and found lots of interesting things along the way. For starters, there were dozens of turtles sunning themselves in the pond at the Japanese Garden.
And, of course, flowers of every size and shape:
Many of the flowering plants seemed past their prime, but that’s OK, because the gardens were still very green -- even the water!
At the rock garden, boulders that had been rolled along and deposited by prehistoric glaciers were displayed, with plaques indicating their origin as determined by geologists. One was found to have been rolled all the way from the Adirondacks, while another came from Paterson, N.J. (How they could tell that, I’m not sure.)
Our best find: A tree called the “Caucasian Wingnut,” which made me think immediately of Dick Cheney.