Last Saturday the NYC Urban Sketchers went to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to sketch.
On the way in you have to stop and admire the Japanese pond no matter the weather...a little snow and ice just add to the beauty of it. I love the icy white against the red!
Entering the Conservatory I made a right and headed into the Aquatic House, home to ponds, a bog, orchids, waterlilies, and tropical plants en masse. It is a challenge to figure out what to include and what to leave out...all the while dodging the drops of water falling from the condensation on the ceiling and the plants. It was cold outside but tropically warm in there.
I needed a dry climate next so I headed downstairs to the Desert Pavillion. Another sketcherl kindly shared the steps he was occupying so I could sketch some of the cacti and succulents near us.
Lunchtime is always a good time to sketch people so I sketched Donna, and Michael.
I got to sketch Jim and Mark too before heading back into the conservatory to sketch.