I can deal with them from a distance, or in a field - a really, really big field. But to be perfectly honest, flowers give me terrible allergies, and I think they smell funny.
That being said, I agreed to tag along with my parents to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last weekend, and I'm honestly really glad that I did.
The gardens are located right next to the Brooklyn Museum, near Prospect Heights/Park Slope neighborhoods in west Brooklyn.
We were a bit early to catch the Rose Garden in full bloom, but we did make it to the Cherry Esplanade and Tree Peony Collection, both of which were gorgeous.
As per usual, I got distracted by the fish and the dozens of turtles lined up along the pond.
(Flowers are pretty and all, but they will never beat out turtles in my eyes. And this kid agrees.)
The greatest treat of the day was stumbling into my friend and fellow blogger Anne, the mind behind the blog Ritournelle, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in reading about life in New York City from a French perspective.
After touring the gardens, we stopped for some frozen yogurt and ended the day with a quick tour of the Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum - which was amazing, and runs through July 8th.
All in all, it was a lovely Saturday in Brooklyn. And who knows - I may even stop by the gardens again this summer when the roses are blossoming - with some Claritin in hand, of course.
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