Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monet's Garden

The New York Botanical Gardens has an amazing exhibit right now all based around the gardens Monet had in France and how they inspired his pictures. Mom and I popped over this weekend and it was a lovely late afternoon at the garden. The weather was perfect too, usually we go when it's freezing or hot as hades, so it was just perfect! 
Alium, my most favorite flower. 
 We had never seen this one before - it's called the firepoker, fitting eh?
Stunning combination of purple and green. 
 Once inside the conservatory was just filled with flowers. We had never seen it so lush and it is exactly how I love gardens. I felt like I was in Monets pictures.
 I had never seen this plant before. It was fuzzy and long!
 A recreation of his home and garden fence - so beautiful!
Right out of a painting!
 I always love the water lily ponds, so peaceful.

18 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

What a gorgeous place! LOVE that shot on the bridge, Tamar.

Nicky @ Awesomeville said... {Reply}

lovely shots!! I lOVE the water lily ones, they DO look straight out of a Monet!

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

So beautiful shots!!! <3

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I could lose myself here for hours.

I never knew that flower's called an allum. So pretty!!

deb duty said... {Reply}

So pretty and so colorful! You did a fabulous job and it looks like you had a lot of fun with your camera!

Elaine A. said... {Reply}

OH wow, I want to go there. Like NOW. Love the green bridge and gates and of course all the lovely flowers!

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

so beautiful - we love to visit the one in our area!!

Saun said... {Reply}

Gorgeous, love the shot of the kids on the bridge.

Tricia Hays said... {Reply}

Very beautiful & peaceful, indeed... love the purple & green, and the bridge, too! =)

Molly said... {Reply}

I would LOVE to go here....

Mollyxxx

Giancarlo said... {Reply}

La natura ci regala sempre dei colori e profumi fantastici! molto belle le tue fotografie! buona giornata e felice fine settimana...ciao

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

That fuzzy lonf thing is really wild looking. I wonder too, what it is!

Linda Kittmer said... {Reply}

Wow! You've got some beautiful shots here. I too love Alium and the Fire Pokers are beautiful too!

Stasha said... {Reply}

Lovely set. So pretty and colorful. We have so many of those fire thingies all over the island. Never knew that is what they are called. Thank you!

Nancy Claeys said... {Reply}

I wonder -- did it smell as lovely as it looks? Gorgeous captures -- what a fun outing for you and your mom.

Jim said... {Reply}

This is truly remarkable and your photos are great! Thanks so much for sharing this.
Now to get to NYC!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said... {Reply}

What a magical place! Many of those photos really look like a Monet painting. You have really caught the beauty of this place.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.