botanical garden

Inspirations, Garden, Color

Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden

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Breathtaking is one word. Awe-inspiring, another.  Dale Chihuly, an American artist who works with glass,  has created dramatic new pieces inspired by his Artwork Installations of 1975 in Lewiston, NY.  I first saw his work when I lived in Portland.  It's always overwhelming and beautiful and I can't help think, how does he do that? What he does with glass is unbelievable and inspirational.  The New York Botanical Garden always has amazing art exhibits.  They never seem to disappoint.  And this summer is no different.  Chihuly has pieces are scattered throughout the New York Botanical Garden complementing and enhancing.  A wonderful place to escape to during a hot summer in the city.  

Polyvitro Crystals

Polyvitro Crystals

Float Boat

Float Boat

the native garden

the native garden

Koda Study #2

Koda Study #2

Harper in front of the Red Reeds on Logs

Harper in front of the Red Reeds on Logs

There are so many photos I am going to break them up into 2 blog posts.  

Enjoy!

Tracey

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Frida Kahlo at the NY Botanical Gardens

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Living in New York City for the summer sometimes can feel like living in an oven.  No circulation of air, just steady, hot, sometimes sticky and sometimes stinky air.  The New York Botanical Garden is a welcome reprieve.  Located in the Bronx section of NYC, it is a quick 20 minute trip from Grand Central.  Once at the station all you need to do is cross the street and you are at the garden.  Being this easy is important when traveling with a toddler.  Since April I have been looking forward to this exhibit.  Frida Kahlo makes me feel good and happy.  Food for the soul.

Casa azul

Casa azul

A mock up of Frida and Diego's house, Casa Azul, in Coyocan Mexico.

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a mock up of the casa azul

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Paint supplies

Frida and Diego had a cactus fence outside their home.  Their gardens were a clever combination of native Mexican flora.

Cactus fence

Cactus fence

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Fuzzy brain flower. Love that name.

Fuzzy brain flower. Love that name.

The exhibit goes until November 1.  For more info check out the Botanical Garden's website right here. 

 

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THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

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Getting to the New York botanical garden is actually pretty seamless.  Located in the Bronx section of Nyc it is a short 20 minute ride from grand central. However, coming from Brooklyn taking the 4 or 5 subway line adds about 45 to 60 minutes. So it does make for a field trip. Harper and I ventured there with her Nana from Sydney a few weeks ago. The current show going on was chandeliers. Thought I would share some photos of  their beautiful gardens.  Each photo, I think, provides a perfect spring color palette.

Have a nice Monday.

Tracey

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all photos by tracey toole, please do not use without permission