Friday, November 20, 2015

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens The Rose Garden

Hi Dear Folk,

Just a walk from our digs, two blocks up the hill, cut through Prospect Park and up the road passed what we called the Arc de Triumph to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and how lovely they are. 

It was a cold windy day, the temperature dropping steeply and I was so glad I had packed my jacket because I did have occasion to use it this day.  We decided on our plan of action, because we could not possibly see all the gardens, but I think we did well.

This seating area is like sitting in an amphitheater, when you whisper you can be heard clearly on the other side, quite fun.

Roses by George Eliot
You love the roses - so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!



  1. It is a beautiful garden and amazing I hadn't heard of it before this year. I like the poem which again is new to me.

  2. What a lovely garden! I've never been. Which is a shame all the times I have been to Brooklyn. Next time!


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