Sunday, November 19, 2006

hello there

Thankful for autumn rose hips....


Golden leaves and gurgling brooks....

Sunshine through the trees...


And NetZero, the computer-phone system that means I can now actually call K. in Afghanistan, and talk to her while I'm walking through the autumnal delights of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where these pictures were taken yesterday, and which is lovely even at this time of year (and now free on weekdays as well as Saturday mornings through February).

And if you're thinking ahead, they still have lots of excellent tulip, hyacinth, crocus, and daffodil bulbs for sale in the very nice Garden Shop; since the weather's been so mild, it's not too late to plant a few more bulbs for spring. Lots of calendars, cards, books, and classy garden-related tchotckes (flowery teapots! lavender hand lotion!) too--I think I'll be back to do a little holiday gift-browsing here.

2 comments:

k. said...

Such a delight for you to call me and walk me through the rose garden, along the pathway through the bluebell wood, with you reading me the names of each kind of flower and narrating for me the sights and sounds. I could even hear the occasional squealing child in the background. This was the next-best thing to being there with you! I am so thankful for this also.

Stephanie J. Rosenbaum said...

Not to mention seeing the famous Caucasian Wingnut tree...and to imagine strolling with you through the Rose Garden when it is in bloom next year....