植物園冬遊 / Winter Botanical Garden

X'mas tree in the garden

十二月了, 再過三個星期就是聖誕節了。紐約在十月底下了那場莫名的大雪之後便一直持續在還算溫暖的氣候下, 很怪, 希望聖誕節能看到雪。年底的工作堆積如山, 說真的非常吃不消, 所以趁好天氣出門去位於布朗士的紐約植物園散心忘掉整天面對電腦的生活。

It's December, and we're three weeks away from Christmas. Ever since the freak snow-storm back at the end of October, the weather and temperature has been ver forgiving. It is very odd and I still hope to see a white Christmas this year. End of year projects are chasing me, making me unable to breath. So we took the opportunity of a nice day for a walk at the New York Botanical Garden at the Bronx so I can forget about my all day computer-clad workweek.

Forest Trail

冬天即臨的森林裡落葉滿地。

The forest is covered with fallen leaves, ready for winter.

Seed Husks

撿了幾棵楓果核。

Picked up a few sweet gum fruit husks.

Winter trees

晚秋初冬的禿樹與藍天。

Bare trees with the sky in late autumn/early winter.

Flowering Crab-apple and the sky

海棠果滿樹豐盛。

Crab apples sweeping the entire tree.

miniature trees

在植物園的商店賣的聖誕樹幼苗們。

Tree saplings on sale at the store in the garden.

X'mas decoration

今年聖誕沒有樹, 用蠟燭代替。聖誕過了也把它燒完, 少砍一棵樹, 楓果核也順手拿來裝飾了。

We won't have a Christmas tree this year, decided to go with a tree candle. We will burn it on Christmas and save another tree from being chopped down, the husks I picked up conveniently became decoration.