We just had some visitors so as we usually do we prepared a fairly extensive meal and afterwards took them to a nearby attraction: Chuang Yen Monastery. They’ve decided to reciprocate by inviting us later this month to a meal at their home in Hastings-on-Hudson followed by a visit to Untermyr Gardens in Yonkers, NY.

I’ve been to the park before (see Untermyr Park, Yonkers, NY). The picture above is from that visit in January, 2012. The sphinx is one of two sitting on top of very impressive tall double columns. The date tells all: it was the middle of Winter and the park was quite bare and of course none of the flowers were blooming. I’m looking forward to returning when things are in bloom. After the visit I also realized that there was an entire section of the park (closer to the Hudson and the Old Croton Aqueduct) that I missed during that visit (It was cold and I didn’t hang around long enough to explore thoroughly). I’m hoping to find and check out that area too. Should be fun!

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