Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Botanic Gardens






Determined that I could go to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and come home and have energy to fix dinner in our 90+ degree weather was my goal. I went and conquered, then I came home too exhausted to move. Does that ever happen to you? What do you?

It was one of the most beeautiful days of the year! I loved every bright moment of being there. There was a slight breeze pulling the sticky hair from my hot neck. Two smiling children that laughed and ran separate directions for me to follow. My thirty pound bag filled with "essentials" a smashed lunch, water, diapers, wipes, sunscreen, extra T outfit, etc. We were set.

S was the most delightful, cheerful girl whom picked the spare cherry blossoms off the ground and took them to every stranger she met (mostly women) and every single time afterward she would say, "Those people really like me."

We saw some amazing drummers drumming their Japanese drums and the Suzuki beginner violinists that were from Brooklyn College and we got the information. There were beautiful Japanese dressed women getting their portraits drawn and several painters out absorbing the beauty and extracting it to their paintings.

When I got closest to the flowers and imagined all those people away I could envision myself in my back yard and at my Grandpa's back yard smelling the lilacs (I should have taken many more pictures). It made me realize how blessed we are!

10 comments:

doug & mary said...

Oh! I am so jealous of that weather! It snowed here today! What a beautiful park...wish I was there! That's so sweet about Sarah taking flowers to strangers...she really is a sweet little girl. We need to have a big family event so that we can all see eachother again! We need to convince someone in the family to get married...any ideas?

stevevdg said...

Wow!! New York looks beautiful!!

vdg family said...

Mary you are soooo right! We need to have one soon! But it is looking like it will be awhile before anyone will be getting married. :) It is beautiful.

Mara said...

"then I came home too exhausted to move. Does that ever happen to you? What do you?"

Usually I don't move. But you are a much braver soul than I am, Mel! :)

Love the pics. Ah, I really miss NYC in the spring. It's lovely out here, too, but it's not the same.

We are considering some saturday trips into the city this summer to have adventures and see friends. Any particular ones that might be good for you guys?

cherry said...

I must say that S is truly very nice and friendly. Her smiles warm people's heart, including mine!

Chelise said...

How delightful! It looks like S has a bit of RED in her curly locks!

Joe and Kristin Family said...

Beautiful pictures, and beautiful kids! Thanks for sharing.

Joe & Kristin

GR82BAMOM said...

Just beautiful! I had planned on going this year, but like I said, the family came down with a stomach virus. Bummer!

GR82BAMOM said...

Oh and my diaper bag also weighs a ton! Why do we do that to ourselves??

Nelta said...

Awww...sorry I got sick! Looked like fun...I'm sorry I missed it. Next time:)