Boudinage

Revisiting an old image for reprocessing. Pelham Bay has lots of Fordham gneiss. Here is a dense article on the Bedrock Geology of New York City: More than 600 m.y. of geologic history (sunysb.edu). I love geology. It was my manor at Hunter College.

Geology lesson: Boudinage is a structure which is sometimes present in metamorphic rocks apparently as a result of tension and in which a competent bed is thinned and thickened so that it resembles in cross section a string of sausages (Webster’s).

Hunter Island granite with boudinage, Pelham Bay, NY 10/29/2001

NYBG in November

The New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. There was still lots of Autumn color to enjoy.

NYBG Conservatory

A trip to the New York Botanical Gardens in November is a treat. Her are some photographs from the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. I missed the first day of the stinky Titan-Arum blooming.

NYBG Scenes

6 of 6 of the New York Botanical Gardens. I know the frog isn’t a scene. I like frogs so I included it.

NYBG Plants

5 of 6 of the New York Botanical Gardens.

NYBG Lilies

Lotuses and Lilies

4 of 6 of the New York Botanical Gardens. I like the sculptural form of the lily seed pods. Each one is slightly different. I replaced most of the backgrounds and enhanced my photographs in Photoshop.

I just learned the difference between a lotus and a lily:

  • Lotuses belong to the family Nelumbonaceae. The leaves and flowers of a lotus rise above the water’s surface. 
  • Water lilies belong to the family Nymphaeaceae. The leaves and flowers of a water lily float on the water surface. The leaves of  a tropical water lily float on the water surface, but its flowers are about 6-8 inches above the water surface. 

NYBG Flowers

2 of 6 of the Bronx Botanical Gardens series. You may notice that I swapped out backgrounds in some of these.