Entries in the ‘Flowers and Fauna’ Category:

Can this Iffy Photograph Be Salvaged?

Every spring when cherry blossoms show their lovely faces in Central Park, mighty winds from who knows where roar down on the trees and shake the fragile blossoms like maracas. A shutter speed of at least 1/125 is needed to keep the swaying flowers in focus. And the closer you get to them,  the less [...]

Fall’s Fabulous Water Flowers

Summer flowers came and went and I thought: Oh no — That’s it for lovely blossoms till next Spring. Wrong. In September a gorgeous sacred lotus rose out of the waters of Bathesda Fountain in Central Park. And still more gorgeous lotuses bloomed in the double ponds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (Top to bottom photos: [...]

My Fav Brooklyn Hangout – the Botanical Garden

Getting lost on the Brooklyn Subway is a lot like Thomas Wolfe’s story, Only the Dead Know Brooklyn. In his story when a man on the Brooklyn subway asks how to get to Bensonhurst, everyone within a mile chimes in with their own particular, sometimes peculiar directions on how to get there.   I was [...]