Lightning occasionally flashed between these clouds over Prospect Park last night. Meanwhile, Betelgeuse is prepping for the 2012 show. The photo doesn’t really do justice to how awesome the sky was.
The botanical variety on the High Line is spectacular. Before the renovation, volunteers were sent to collect the seeds from the plants naturally growing on the abandoned rail line. “The High Line’s plantings are inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the out-of-use elevated rail tracks during the 25 years after the trains stopped running. Landscape architects James Corner Field Operations and the Netherlands-based Piet Oudolf chose species for their hardiness, sustainability, and textural and color variation, with a focus on native species. Many of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are incorporated into the park landscape.”