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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.

     

     

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Exotic orchids at the NY Botanical Gardens

 

Saturday (14 march) was a Spring-like day among the dreary winter weather days we’ve been suffering so Christine and I decided to see the orchid exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed a lunch in the crisp open-air, then entered the tropical atmosphere of the great Conservatory.

My  late friend , David, who grew orchids as a hobby, would have supplied us with the names of the blooms which are as exotic as the flowers themselves– I don’t have the memory for their names but I have always been intrigued by the clever tricks orchids have evolved in order attract pollinators. Here are pictures of some of them:

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Alfresco lunch in the Botanical Gardens

Alfresco lunch in the Botanical Gardens

Conservatory

Conservatory

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Snow outside, tropical plants in!

Snow outside, tropical climate in!

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Even young ones are fascinated . . . .

Even young ones are fascinated . . . .

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Just an exotic leaf!

Just an exotic leaf!

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Rain forest

Rain forest

Spiders? What would  they attract?

Spiders? What would they attract?

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A nice day out--Now to the subway for home!

A nice day out–Now to the subway for home!

 

 

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One Response

  1. Great share! I love Orchid shows especially exhibits. 😀

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