Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday Afternoon at the Arboretum, Part I





I've loved visiting Planting Fields Arboretum since I was a little kid. The light was so perfect that afternoon, just before we turned the clocks back. We walked along the paths and through the greenhouse where the orchids and begonias do their growing and I realized how much more attention I've been paying to certain moments of each season this year. I especially appreciated being able to spend time with my parents and Jim and my brother on such a gorgeous fleeting Fall day.
It's not an incredible hidden secret, but that arboretum is an old love of mine and not too far from NYC...

15 comments:

trupeach said...

precious. wild. still. prickly. bright. bold. fall. fun.

what a great time, thanks for taking us along!

heidi said...

The plants and the autumn light... all exquisite. But Jim & your Mom.... priceless.

madeleinemiranda said...

Oh my, such charming photos!!! Lovely!

cindy* said...

what a fun day...i just love the last frame of the last picture where jim looks like he is going to hug your mom. it's a crack up.

Camille said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the photos of the succulents.

limonana said...

such a beautiful array of plants...

High Desert Diva said...

What a wonderful place to spend the day with your family.

lazysundae said...

i'm dying - these photos are gorgeous!

cindy : quaint said...

thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! somehow, we've never been there and it looks incredible. love your family photos and those of the hydrangeas are so lovely.

nadia said...

i love arboretum and to have spent time with people you love, well that is extra special. your mum flower is extreemly apropriate:)

Anonymous said...

Deb: Love the photos of your parents, Jim and brother at the arboretum. I come from the midwest and have over the years not only enjoyed the arboretum during the summer, spring and fall but I have also enjoyed it especially during the dead of winter. It is magical to go from a completely white environment outside into the lush verdant environment of the arboretum! Now that I live in mild environment - I don't always think about going there. Thanks for the thoughtful reminder!

Tracey said...

BBO - The Planting Fields are a must when I am back home on LI! These photos are so lovely - I feel like I was there - and could practically smell the dew in the greenhouses. Thank you for the 'visit'!

{this is glamorous} said...

What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

And congratulations on your 500th post! Loved reading your first post, and seeing how far things have come in such a short time. Looking forward to many, many more.

xo

Vana said...

simply amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, those orchid shots are lovely!

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