Tuesday, May 31, 2011

my little patch of green

For an urban jungle New York City definitely has its share of green spaces.  There are over 1700 parks/recreation areas in the 5 boroughs, and I am so lucky to live very close to one of the best ones. Fort Tryon Park is over 67 acres and is home to the Cloisters museum, spectacular views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge, and one of the largest heather gardens on the east coast.

{textures by Kim Klassen:  stained linen & love}

There are over 200 varieties of perennials, shrubs, heathers and heaths.  I am not able to identify any of them for you, but I can show you some pictures!

{textures by cat hair studios and isabelle lafrance}

{texture by Kim Klassen: love}

The Hub and Willow and I had a beautiful picnic in the the park before I grabbed my camera and walked through the garden.  I hope you had a great weekend!  Linking up today at Texture TuesdayThe Creative Exchange and Communal Global.



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37 comments:

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!!
...lovely little forefront details int he first one!!

Buckeroomama said...

These are such gorgeous shots... especially the last one. :)

Oliag said...

Just loving these textured beauties! My daughter used to live right near the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and I would go there every time I visited her...I have to say I miss it!

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Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Lovely shots! It must be exciting living in the city~ so glad you can find such beautiful green spaces!

FASHION BURROW said...

what beautiful photos!
i love nature, and that place seems perfect! :D

RainCityGirl said...

Botanical beauties! Love them all. Looks like it was a perfect day.

Ashley Sisk said...

ooooh those are beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

How beautiful!!! Our son lived in Inwood when he first moved to NY 5 years ago; he's in Brooklyn's Bushwick now. He does have two orchids and some large plant in his kitchen, where he has wonderful light. I'm such a lover of poppies, and your images are fabulous.

amberlee said...

i am such a sucker for pretty floral photos, just lovely!

Jacey said...

Ooh, I love these textures, especially the pink flowers. Beautiful! Also, I love the red dress hanging in the last post.

Marisa said...

lovely shots!I fell in love the second photo:)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful photos! That sounds like an amazing park to have SO many varieties of plants and flowers. The second flower there looks almost like tissue paper. So delicate. Beautiful!

Roadside Rustic said...

These are so beautiful. It reminds me of being in a sweet dream.

alicia said...

WOW! I am shocked to learn this of New York City. Such beauty. And you did these justice. They are gorgeous!

Jamie said...

Wow - absolutely gorgeous!

i.ikeda said...

Wow, I love these so much! And that pink flower in the middle, it's one that we planted this year in our flower beds, but now I can't remember the name, haha. Great photos and processing.

refrigeratormagnate said...

I really like how the textures work with these images... very nice!

Kristy said...

Beautiful blooms and texture

Keetha Broyles said...

Ah, Springtime in NYC!!!

Did you ever see "Green Card"? How COOL was her "courtyard" garden? Do you remember it?

ELK said...

makes me happy to see this ..and know you live so close !!

Stampmouse said...

love teh first and third shots great focus on them

lisa said...

One of the many (many!!) reasons I love NYC, is for its beauty in the summer. There really are so many wonderful colors to be found in the parks, and even on the streets in midtown.

These photographs are absolutely wonderful, and I thank you so much for sharing them at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love those little blooms in the first shot. They remind me of jester hats. The texture work is just beautiful. Really compliments the photos nicely. The color of the second flower is just so pretty!

gina said...

Gorgeous pictures! I especially love the color and composition of the second one. When my daughter lived in Brooklyn, we used to go to the Botanical Garden -- wonderful green oasis in the city!

Binky said...

I live in a large city too, but also have a 60 acre park nearby which is a nice change from the concrete and pavement all around.

Tamar SB said...

I love the cloisters! So much fun up there!

Nancy said...

How great to have such a beautiful park so close by. These flower photos are lovely. Great editing. :)

mosey said...

So much goodness in all your recent posts -- I've been missing out on so much! Also so wonderful to hear about Willow's progress. x

justine said...

This looks a wonderful place for summer flowers. I love your new header by the way

M said...

These photographs are beautiful - the colour of the petals in the second pictures is gorgeous.

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journeytoepiphany said...

Glad you have a little paradise in the midst of your concrete garden...

Tricia said...

I had no idea there was so many parks in the 5 boroughs... beautiful captures & I love the colors, and, of course, the textures! =)

Henrietta said...

Oh I would probably die for happiness from over 200 varieties of perennials, shrubs, heathers and heaths. Beautiful shots and enjoy the park for me.

bailey-road.com said...

These are lovely photos, enhanced by your excellent texture additions! The park sound like a wonderful place to visit.

Brigindo said...

I love your pictures of Fort Tryon and your neighborhood. I lived there for nine years when my son was a little boy. Reading your blog brings back fond memories.

Anna said...

Sounds like smart planning went into the city and park design of NYC. You have certainly taken great advantage of these colorful nooks! Lovely shots.

peggy gatto said...

I love your flowers and I had fun exploring your great space here!!!