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GOODBYE 2009!
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NEW YORK TRIP--DAY 10
STATEN ISLAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
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We've arrived at Staten Island Botanical Gardens at Snug Harbor, Staten Island.......
As you know, Botanical Gardens are a great place to see big leaves..........

And fluffy specimens--flora not fauna..............
In the greenhouse we enjoy some tropical displays............

Like this gorgeous hibiscus.................
And some lovely variegated leaves..............

Tropic man.................
Another delicate blossom.................
And more crazy leaves................
And some fancy leaves........................
The greenhouse courtyard features container grown plants and a Lilly pond...........
Lots to admire..............
On the charming grounds of the botanical garden..................

Floating gardens..................
Floating blossoms...............
There is variety even among the floaters...........


We have the garden practically to ourselves.................

This is a white nighttime garden.................
We love the Victorian garden houses................
I believe th…