I went to the NY Botanical Garden for the first time about a month ago and it was such a magical experience. I fell in love with the place, the maybe 1/8th of the vast terrain I had time to see [I will be returning soon for the rest, just waiting for a nice sunny weekend, which the month of June has betrayed me of :/]. My timing coincided with the recent opening of the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibit, which is “NYBG’s evocation of this unusual garden as it appeared in the mid-20th century.” If you live in the NYC area, check it out before it closes on Nov. 1!
It engaged all of my feels. I dusted off my camera and captured the shots below. enjoy 🙂
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s home [Casa Azul]. If I ever have the chance to visit Mexico City, the Museo Frida Kahlo will be atop my agenda.
Frida had a deep appreciation for cactus plants, as do I [not all of these are from her garden, some are from other parts of the Garden]:
flores [I couldn’t resist]:
2 thoughts on “a saturday with frida kahlo”
I came across your blog randomly and this post in particular reminded me of ” the signerure of all things” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Not sure if you are into botany but it you are I definitely recommend it, it’s a lovely novel . Nice shots 🙂
thanks for your kind words 🙂 I haven’t gotten much into botany in the past but I will look up the work you recommended, especially if it’s in a novel format.