Cherries at NYBG

Spring is early. The magnolias are finished but the cherries were not. Sunday at the New York Botanical Garden in, Bronx, New York, April 10, 2022.

After visiting the garden we ate Italian food at a restaurant on Arthur Avenue. I enjoy doing that after spending time outdoors and working up an appetite.

Strange NYBG

Now that it is Spring we will be going outdoors more. Here are a few edited photographs from our trip to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx on Members Day Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Orchids and Other

A mix of plants that I photographed while visiting the NY Botanical Gardens.

Yellow Orchids

Yellow to greenish orchids work well on gray or a dark background.

White Orchids

White and pale cream colored orchids. One hallway in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is all white orchids.

Pink Orchids

There is a lovely variety of patterns and shades of pink in the orchid show. I like to tone down bright green. This allows the colors in the flowers to take center stage.

Slipper Orchids

We went to see the orchid show at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx on February 26, 2022. Here is the first set of 5 posts. I was able to modify the backgrounds in Lightroom by using the the new select subject masking which allowed me to change the colors and blur to suit my taste.

Pelham in Winter

We took a walk in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, New York on February 16, 2022. I replaced the skies in most of these.

I love the folded and layered metamorphic Fordham Gneiss, which is part of the Hartland Formation that forms the bedrock beneath the Bronx east of Cameron’s Line. The rock consists of granitic and garnetiferous amphibolite gneiss with numerous light-colored quartz veins and migmatite dikes. Migmatite is a type of igneous rock that forms when metamorphic processes begin to melt the rock under high temperature. Felsic minerals melt and are injected into joints, faults, and other zones of weakness in the rock. As it gradually cools, bands of feldspar and quartz crystals form along the edges of the intrusion. The center of the migmatite veins typically consist of larger crystals of feldspar and quartz. In some cases, the dikes cut across older dikes and quartz-filled veins; many are folded, or display offset by faulting. Overlying the bedrock is a blanket of glacial till. The beach is littered with large erratics derived from bedrock sources nearby. (Source: NYC Regional Geology (

After walking to the end of Hunter Island we drove to City Island for a meal at the Lobster House.