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Let’s Go: The Orchid Show at The NYBG!

jeff leatham kaleidoscope photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

There are certain long-running cultural attractions here in NYC that you can ‘sit on’ a bit before making a definitive plan to check it out in person, but the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden  (NYBG) is not one of those the things; this year’s exhibit ends May 1st, which means you have less than one week to get there. Here are some reasons why you should go.

jeff leatham kaleidoscope photo by gail worley

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Pink Thing of The Day: Hot Pink Nymphaea Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily

hot pink water lily photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

If there’s any doubt about how hot this Hot Pink Nymphaea tropical day-blooming water lily really is, check out the impossibly horny Bee doing its thing  right there in the center of the flower.  So hot.

Photographed at the Enid A Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.

When 45 Seconds Is not Enough

The comprehensive Yayoi Kusama exhibit, Kusama Cosmic Nature, runs through October 2021 at  the  New York Botanical Garden, and it’s all kinds of crazy fun to explore. The garden recently added one of the legendary Japanese artist’s super popular immersive Infinity Mirrored Rooms to the mix, and for just $10 you get a whopping 45 seconds to enjoy the light show and take as many insta-worthy photos as you can: not much time really to work on your composition, but was it work it? Oh yeah! Especially since purchasing these limited-availbilty tickets in advance means pretty short lines as compared to the time I nearly crippled myself waiting to get into one of these things for three hours. Ugh, never again.

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In Honor of Earth Day: Ten Photos Of Spring Flowers!

cherry tree blossom photo by gail worley
Cherry Tree Blossoms in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery (All Photos By Gail)

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.

purple tulips photo by gail worley

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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Kusama Cosmic Nature Opens at the New York Botanical Garden

On an otherwise gloomy and very rainy Sunday in New York, we made our way to the NYBG in the Bronx for the second day of artist Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibit, Kusama: Cosmic Nature. While Saturday’s opening day enjoyed the benefit of bright sun and warm temperatures, we did not let the overcast skies dampen our sprits at all while exploring this amazing exhibit which showcases of all of Kusama’s ‘greatest hits’ (if you know what I mean). An in-depth review will likely be on the horizon here on The ‘Gig. In the meantime, check it out for yourself buy snagging a couple of hot tickets at This Link!

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