Monday, March 9, 2015

Monet to Matisse..





On sunny warm days...
one should always venture out
and take in art shows...
and stroll around 
banyan trees..


shouldn't one?












the weather has finally cooperated and we 
are enjoying warm sunshine..
which makes me want to get the beach...
gentle reader...
but we will save that trip for another day...


when Meg DeWeese, 
my dear friend and the owner of 
EsScentuals
and 142 Bis Gallery..
decided to vacation with us,
it seemed a perfect
opportunity to see the Monet to Matisse show
in 
St. Petersburg




Moi and Meg with Girl Standing By Window..




the MFA
is a gorgeous building 
near the water 
and 
a huge park...








the grounds are sumptuous and tree filled...







and since the MFA
would not allow photography 
you get trees instead...

Palms and banyans...







but knowing how you all love the color green
and most of you are tree huggers as well..
I did not think that would be too much of a hardship for you...







I tried to capture the scale and size of this banyan...









which spreads almost a block wide...









the branches of this tree above are enormous...







and as it sends it's tendrils to earth, 
it takes root and turns into a larger tree...








it was a beautiful day...
to be near the water in a gorgeous park...







the show was decent... 
but
the company was divine...



Ciao, Ciao!




9 comments:

lynne h said...

oh! the trees!!

xoxo

lana kloch said...

thanks for sharing such a wonderful day.. thought you were in hawaii at first..

hugs caterina

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

These trees have my heart, especially the banyan trees! Always fun to spend the afternoon with a friend too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never seen a banyan tree in person, only in pictures and photos. The one with all the tendrils is amazing. I had NO idea.

Of course, I love the palm trees. ANY palm tree will do, in my opinion. I wish I lived in a climate where I could grow them, but sadly, that is not the case.

Looks like you and your guest had loads of fun, whether the show was as good as you expected, or not. Friendships and sharing time together makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it?

Caterina Giglio said...

lynne, I thought of when I was taking these, what amazing Tarzan vines, just incredible... xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Lana, it feels like Hawaii to me!! so beautiful and such warmth finally!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Yes, Mary Ann, it was fun, the show was just ok, but it was fun to see some Matisse up close... the day was just gorgeous...

Caterina Giglio said...

E, absolutely, we made our own fun, and even though it was not as exciting as the Van Gogh show that I saw in D.C. it was interesting. You would love the banyans, I know I am not doing them justice with my little iPhone, and my tiny stature, but in truth... you will just have to see them for yourself... they are stunning!! x

Sharmon Davidson said...

Those are definitely huggable trees... magnificent! I'm glad you had such a beautiful day and enjoyed the art exhibit! xo

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