Springtime in New York City is wonderful; the weather is awesome, the flowers are in full bloom, and dining al fresco becomes a way of life for a few short months. One of my favorite spots to visit is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, in fact it’s where I spent Mother’s Day last year (this year I was potty training). My mom was in town recently and I thought it would be the perfect place to spend a few hours.
These photos are of a Japanese Tree Peony, one of my all-time favorite flowers. Unfortunately we missed the Cherry Blossoms this year, but these beauties were a nice consolation.
The Spanish Bluebells were also in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous. Did I mention it was SUPER hot out? As you can tell from her flushed cheeks, we were all feeling the heat.
Don’t quote me on this – sorry, I am not a flower expert – but I think these are white Hydrangeas – beautiful either way.
After an hour of walking the grounds in the heat, I finally convinced her to ditch the sweater – oh, to be two again! I love visiting the gardens for many reasons, but especially because she has the ability to roam around and stretch her legs – she’s a bonafide city kid.
And a hot (spring) day wouldn’t be complete without ice cream, right?