Flower of the Day at the Met

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On Saturday my husband and I were able to go into New York City to play. We decided to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I will be posting photos from that trip over the next few days. They currently have an exhibit called Public Parks, Private gardens: Paris to Provence that includes some Van Gogh paintings I was not familiar with and this one is my new favorite.

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Reproductions don’t do his works justice. The colors and textures of the original are breathtaking. If you get a chance to see one in a museum it is worth the price of admission.

For inspiring flower photographs check out Cee’s Flower of the Day posts.

 

Flower of the Day at the Met

On Saturday my husband and I were able to go into New York City to play. We decided to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I will be posting photos from that trip over the next few days. They currently have an exhibit called Public Parks, Private gardens: Paris to Provence that includes some Van Gogh paintings I was not familiar with and this one is my new favorite.

van gogh iris

Reproductions don’t do his works justice. The colors and textures of the original are breathtaking. If you get a chance to see one in a museum it is worth the price of admission.

For inspiring flower photographs check out Cee’s Flower of the Day posts.

 

Thursday Doors: Great Swamp of New Jersey

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I like worn out old doors. Here are some barn doors that I found in my exploration of the Great Swamp of New Jersey. I bet you didn’t know we had a great swamp. It is prettier than the name suggests. I will definitely be going back.

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To see more pictures of interesting doors check out Norm 2.0. I hope you find some beauty in your day.

Flower of the Day: Tulips

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The tulips in this top picture look almost like peonies and this is one of the last tulip beds to finish blooming this spring.

This spring I took short walks most days in the Arboretum and followed the progress of the tulips as I progressed in healing after surgery. It has taken me a while to post these (or much of anything).

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Promise of blooms to come!

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An early bloom.

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Promised blooms.

I’m including selections from different flower beds. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum was participating in a special year for tulips and they had extra beds and a lovely variety. I’m including photos from different days and different times of day.

A purple and orange bed with daffodils.

Another purple and orange bed.

The walkway with the crazy tulips in the very first picture in this post and a close up of yet another purple and orange flowerbed. I love combinations of secondary colors and these beds of tulips really made my day on so many days! For more flower photos check out Cee’s Flower of the Day.

I hope you have some beauty in your day.

Fairy Doors

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It is hosted by Norm 2.0.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is very near my house and as I’m recovery from surgery it is a delightful place to go for short or medium length, easy walks. The fact that they are in the middle of a tulip festival really helps keeping me excited to come back. Stay tuned for a collection of photos on the progress of the tulips.

The arboretum also quite a few fairy doors right now. Here are 2 that I found.

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I hope you have a beautiful day.

Diva Challenge 361: Earth Day Zentangle

Art and update

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This week the Diva Challenged us to recycle something for our substrate. She used a pizza box and treated it like a tan colored tile and inspired me to use a cereal box for mine. She also recommended we use a “Sunshine” string. So here is mine.

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Surgery went well and I’m slowly but surely recovering. Hopefully I will be able to complete some more art projects in the coming days.

I hope you have a beautiful day.

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