Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Aguas de Marco
You can look it up here. According to the wiki entry, “March is typically marked by sudden storms with heavy rains and strong winds that cause flooding in many places around the city.” In Rio, that is. According to the song. In Buffalo, it’s somewhat similar. We have some rain, it’s chilly, and often it’s windy. In North Dakota, they are having a real taste of the waters of March.
But at the end of March we have two fun events and the knowledge that March is over. Tomorrow is the opening night for Plantasia, Buffalo’s garden show. It’s an OK show, nowhere near the stature of such nationally known gardens shows as Philadelphia’s and San Francisco’s. But it’s still fun to see the make-believe gardens and browse the plants, cut flowers, and garden accoutrements for sale. (The image is above is from a Plantasia 2 years ago.)
Even better (in my view) is the event on the following evening, when our Botanical Gardens celebrates the start of their spring bulb show: Paradise Under Glass. It’s one of my favorite winter events at the gardens. I think the place has come a long way over the past few years—though they have even farther to go to achieve a very ambitious long-range goal, one that will add two more big glass houses.
Brazilian music and indoor glass houses seem just the ticket at this time of year.