Robison York State Herb Garden at Cornell Plantations

On Labor Day we went to Robison York State Herb Garden at Cornell Plantations in Ithaca.  The gift shop was closed, bummer, because I love going in there and looking at the books and smelling the soaps, etc.

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That’s okay, there was lots of beautiful plants to look at:

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Blue Wild Indigo seed pod:
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A closeup of the above plant:
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There were tons of bees all over these Garlic Chive flowers:
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I’m guessing this is a Giant Swallowtail with beat-up wings:
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There were two female American Goldfinches eating on the Anise Hyssop:
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They were happily eating, until one flew on the other’s flower and an argument ensued:
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And they flew off in a tiff and continued to argue in the shrubs.

We drove up to the Newman Arboretum for a few minutes and I captured the next three photos all in a row, trying to get thin lines from the sun:
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I don’t think I could do this next one again if I tried:
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And I’ll leave you with this cool flower:
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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jayne
    Sep 03, 2008 @ 19:50:30

    What a beautiful location Pam. I love these photos, esp. of the back of the house and the gardens. :c)

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  2. Martha
    Sep 04, 2008 @ 06:59:25

    I love photos with sunrays also and am always experimenting with how to get them. Loved your photos in the walk thru the flowers and thru the woods previously.

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  3. St James
    Sep 04, 2008 @ 11:45:56

    Pam,
    Nice pictures they should be in books . Cornell is a nice place to visit. In the gift shop theres a map of mushrooms good ones to eat and bad ones. I hope you enjoyed your day at the cornell plantation.

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  4. laurie
    Sep 05, 2008 @ 23:59:38

    Wow, your pictures are incredible!

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  5. Pam
    Sep 06, 2008 @ 08:38:59

    Jayne – thank you!

    Martha – my brother got some good shots that I’ll have to share. Thanks!

    Jim – that you, and it is a nice to place to visit, for sure!

    Laurie – thank you! Nice to hear from you again!

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  6. Mary
    Sep 07, 2008 @ 22:43:50

    Pam, you are the flower lady. I’ve never seen flowers so pretty. Have you been taking courses in photography????

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