Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, so I wanted to celebrate something from the earth that adds value to my life each time I leave my house. For me right now, that means spring flowers. We didn’t get to fully enjoy the unique beauty of spring in 2020, due to the pandemic lockdown, but now many parks and botanical gardens are reopened and in full bloom. On the weekends especially, I try to spend as much time outside as possible, and flowers are my favorite subject to photograph. Please enjoy this carefully-curated selection of ten beautiful flowers taken during my recent adventures in and around the NYC area.
As soon as weather turns from winter to spring, you are going to see a full spectrum of jewel-hued tulips pop up all over NYC. These guys were hanging out in a public planter in the Flatiron District.
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This cluster of multicolored tulips were spotted in nearby Madison Square Park.
The remainder of flowers in this post were snapped on a recent visit to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, within the climate-controlled glass domes of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
These bell-shaped blossoms are called Pink Foxglove, and they are just stunnng.
I see these flowers, which are called Coral Honeysuckle, inside the conservatory every time I visit the NYBG, but I only just looked up their name.
Purple Lotus (Water Lily).
Red Passion Flower.
This one is called Wax Ginger, very exotic!
Here is the Corsage Orchid that you remember from your Prom! Happy Earth Day, Bitches!