Saturday, August 05, 2006

King of the City

King of the City
Originally uploaded by PhoebeJ.
Brother and niece visited New York recently, and we took the subway down to Battery Park. I found this monarch dining on the flowers in the Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Garden along the waterfront. I'm always amazed at the variety of wildlife one can find in the City--if you look.

We saw the Coast Guard Memorial in the harbor near Castle Clinton. This is the only piece of sculpture that I'm aware of where part of it is deliberately in the water. It's a fitting tribute to the Coasties even if the birds are somewhat disrespectful.

Coast Guard Memorial

We had gone to Charlottesville to visit Monticello. We also took in the campus at the University of Virginia where the bull thistle was in bloom.

Bull Thistle

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