Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Things - Floral Art in Binghamton with a Chicken Chaser

It's tulip time here in Binghamton, New York.  And daffodil time. Crabapple time.  And art time.


I found this floral decoration on the front of a house on the West Side of Binghamton.

Some wonderful art can be found in the Broome County Library's garden.  Yes, garden.  Not only does our library lend seeds, but it has a flower garden.   It was an urban renewal project, built by donations, and contains flowering plants, a gazebo with picnic tables, and places where you can just wander for a few minutes on your lunch time.

With a back drop of a church and flowering trees, stands a statue of a local dentist, Dr. Donald Bronsky.


Beautiful stones identify the garden plants.


I visited the garden three days ago, and what was in bloom?


A white daffodil with a pink throat...

...and assorted plants.

What a beautiful spring.  And would you believe, today's paper featured urban chickens on their front page?  I heard a rooster crowing on a walk in Binghamton this past weekend - and now I know it wasn't my imagination.

 But no pictures - yet.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How beautiful and what a great idea! The library lends seeds??

    My local library is hosting a whole series on organic gardening, complete with panels made up of organic farmers.

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