On Friday, Dave, Marge and I went to see the azaleas at the New York Botanical Garden. It was a cloudy, cool day, but there were lots of people in the park, including several school groups of different ages. The gardens are spread over 250 acres, so they never feel crowded. The azaleas are at their peak now, and they bloom in a rainbow of beautiful colors in a part of the Gardens that is gentle hills. Each part of the garden is a treat for the eyes. Here are some pictures.
I especially enjoyed the irises and tulips, two of my favorite flowers.
Thus fortified, we shopped: in the market, in the meat store, at the bakery. Eating before we shopped was a wise decision; otherwise we would have come home with mountains of breads and sausages and olives and biscotti and cheese!
We fortified ourselves for the ride home with cannoli and cappucino at one of the cafes.
I think this retirement thing is working out really well for us!