A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Monday, January 08, 2007

Straw Hats have a Gingerbread Adventure

After our tour of the Holiday Train Show, we strolled over to the Children's Adventure Garden. The garden was still dressed in its Christmas finery.
Those trees, by the way, are in a fountain that was occupied by a Chihuli glass sculpture called "The Sun" the last time we visited. A picture of the sculpture can be seen in this post. It didn't feel much like Christmas at 72 F (22 C). Too warm for jackets:

On our way to the Adventure Garden, we passed these cute Christmas trees decorated by children with handmade ornaments:
Then, our Gingerbread Adventure began:

Of course, no Gingerbread Adventure would be complete without some examples of extraordinary creations from professional bakers:

There was even information on the origins of gingerbread:

The Adventure Garden is a funfilled area. In addition to plenty of places for kids to climb and swing and whirl, there are also fanciful creatures:

Whenever I see a sign telling me NOT to touch something, I always get an overwhelming urge to touch it, don't you?
And there is a small water feature with an inviting bridge:
You knew I was going to work in a water feature, right?

Just like our last trip here, there were occasions when it was difficult to believe that we were in the Bronx:


At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE that worm with the grass mohawk!!! How fun. :)

At 7:22 PM, Blogger OldRoses said...

I had an overwhelming urge to climb on them!


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