Monday, March 25, 2013

Trying to Catch Spring

Macy's annual Spring flower show was definitely a "showstopper." The theme "Painted Garden" drew its inspiration from India. There was an oasis of exotic plants with breathtaking blooms and vibrant colors. What a perfect way to spend a chilly morning. One could almost imagine spring just around the corner with a step into Bombay. I enjoyed the imaginative displays and the colorful umbrellas/parasols hung upside down. 

The centerpiece of the flower show was a giant painted Indian elephant sculpture wearing a blanket made  of 20 different species of dried and fresh plant material. The elephant is bearing a howdah(Indian carriage) filled with blooming tropical plants.  

Pippa's Song

The year's at the spring
And the day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
The lark on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven-- 
All's right with the world!
by Robert Browning

1 comment:

  1. I've always wanted to attend this show. Looks like the perfect mood lifter to this incredibly long winter.