Hours Spent with Flowers
“Mary, Mary, quite contrary”
BY MOTHER GOOSE
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.
Today I went to see the Georgia O’Keefe special exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum then I went next door to another one of my favorite Happy Places the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is one of those rare mild winter days as we edge towards spring and along with some other hardy Brooklynites I took in the bare stark beauty of this beautiful day. I will talk about the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit in a future post.
Here are some Trail Talks narrated by yours truly The Roaming Urban Gypsy. Enjoy. Please excuse my voice and quality of the videos I’m still Learning. My pronunciation of the Latin names for these plants is awful and once I began editing the videos I realized that I kept using the word Botanical as opposed to Botanic. Actually the Queens gardens is name the Queens Botanical Gardens. Eventually perhaps in the Merry Merry Month of May which is my next vacation time.
This week, show us what being alone means to you.
“Solitude is the place of purification.” — Martin Buber
Many people equate solitude with loneliness, but I find it comforting and restorative. Because of social media’s ubiquity, we are constantly connected to others. Even when we are physically alone, we are very rarely truly solitary. Unplugging is good, and introspection is important, but most of us don’t get enough opportunity to do either.