Summertime is Garden time! Gardens are always something of a mystery, constantly changing, from the blooms to the colors of the leaves to the insects we quietly sit and watch, to the people in them. This garden is one that I visit everytime I am in Paris the photos are selected from different trips as you will see from the foliage. The courtyard is at the Musee Carnavalet, tucked in a bit off the street, it’s pretty quiet, nearly ( but not quite) a secret. One of my last trips I couldn’t help but photograph this little girl. She was in awe of nearly every little flower, so excited, then enchanted. Her father wanted to sit down but she would not have it, yelling “Papa” and then something that must have meant YOU MUST SEE THIS! (clearly my French is lacking). Her father obliged as she pointed at the topiaries and other flowers. Enjoy the photos. If you don’t have a garden to enjoy this long weekend I have listed with links some you can visit in the New York area if you want to escape the city for the day. Happy 4th!
A few recommended gardens to visit in the New York Area
Stone Barns Center – Great property with incredible Blue Hill Restaurant on the property. You can walk around the property see lots of animals ( waiting to be meals) have dinner at the incredible Blue Hill or have a delicious snack in their cafe with sheltered picnic tables.
Kykuit – Another Rockefeller Property, this link is for Hudson Valley so lots more listed here!
Wave Hill – In the Riverdale section of the Bronx, on the Hudson River with beautiful River views and gardens.
Storm King Art Center – Sculpture park, pretty unique and special, and a pretty drive to get there.
Old Westbury Gardens Gorgeous English gardens completed in 1906, they have a series of outdoor concerts thru the summer as well.