On Wednesday March 5th, John and I went to the Philadelphia Flower show. This year's show is cleverly named ARTiculture. A combination of art and horticulture. All the photos were taken by me and represent the highlights at least to me that were unique and images that evoked Springtime emotions.
A meteor of lovely shades of pink roses suddenly hurls down to earth and crash lands in a field of Pussy Willow and a bedding of lavender. That's what I saw in this exquisite display.
I envisioned a Fashionista who only wears red high heels and her fantasy dream of them in this display.
The flower bonnets/bouquets were vividly exciting.
Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. I loved this display!
The use of flowers limited but delightfully playful.
Warhol in his Tomato soup can
Boutiques au Musée d' Art
Famous World War 2 kiss of strangers in Times Square.
I felt glorious Springtime in this color saturated display.
Have an old dresser? Fun idea.
Surely out of a gardeners insect obsessed dreams! Very cleverly designed large exhibit. An absolute show stopper.
Gigantic bugs! Much attention paid to every detail. Impressive and memorable.
Interesting potting table design.
Different sized fern frond sculptures in a varied fern species garden.
Salvator Dali inspired Plein air painting garden.
Drought or black thumb. Seriously this was an exhibit! Which surely in it's brownness made a lasting impression on us.
A bridge to nature's beauty, staged in a park life setting.
Magnificent pink Cherry blossom trees, an obsession of mine.
A Zen garden's beautiful wood sculpture representing Yin and Yang.
Side view - intricately made, stunning.
Spring Modern dance art in floral display. Since I adore Bowler hats I enjoyed the carefully thought out chosen objects.
Plein air painting miniature at the show.
A close up
Miniature of Pablo Picasso's studio as if next door neighbor to Henri Matisse.
A miniature for all us castle and fairytale lovers. All dollhouse size ... Simply stunning.
While John and I were walking around enjoying our day, smelling the sweet nectar of flowers and their breathtaking beauty, I mentioned, the only thing missing is birds. Well we found the birds as in Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds".
In miniature and in perfect scary detail.
Look at what followed me home from the flower show. 14 dollars for a sweet wire and glass bottle flower container from Cutlery Couture. The tulips are from Whole-Foods, we stopped in after our dinner at La Viet. The pretty tulip color spoke to me "buy me"!
I leave you with my poetic words about Spring after a long harsh relentless winter. See you in two weeks when I will post about my lifelong obsession.
There is secrecy in winter's twilight and the long daylight hours of Spring three months in-between.
Cold short days and long evenings turn into daily passages of time, longing for gentle warm sunshine that feels serene.
In anticipation you watch the snow fall create a white blanket, like winter's shroud of the season.
Icicles form and hang down like menacing daggers, winters weapons of protection is natures reason.
Reluctantly wildlife adapt to endure, when the lakes freeze over and the rivers are chunked with ice.
We bear witness to a hauntingly beautiful sight of winters icy whites, illuminated by the moon and stars bright light.
Patiently we persevere the winters relentless storms blustery winds, as we wait for rebirth of the frozen ground.
Daylight savings time once again is here, as fertile dirt thaws to yield fragrant flowers that will visually astound.
The long awaited promise of Spring arrives and birds return with lovely songs they sing.
Nature bestows us precious gifts every year, that magically daylight savings time gloriously does bring.