How I would love to title this post, April In Paris. It is a state of mind. I can imagine myself walking through the Jardin des Tuileries right this moment, but then I might have missed two special Savannah moments.
This week-end, there is an explosion of flowers and floral design at the Telfair Museum and Jepsen Center. Yesterday I was privileged to attend a luncheon at the Telfair Museum and a great lecture/demonstration by a favorite WSJ columnist, Lindsey Taylor. I have attempted to go beyond the art of gardening to the art of floral arranging and I have always felt a failure. Lindsey’s writing and now a visual of how she places her blooms to create magic, second my motion that I can never excel in that area. But it does make me appreciate the skill and imagination it takes even more! Every time I see a floral designer at work, it gives me hope that I can do more than place a stem in water. But I can never achieve what some of the designers have done to evoke chosen paintings at the museum. Let me show you my favorites:
For a porcelain fanatic, what is more dear than an interpretation of two fabulous Sevres tea pots? The gilded branches make them sing, or whistle!
This arrangement echoes the cubes and colors of Henri-Jean Guillaume’s painting.
I appreciate the effort it took to find the flesh toned and russet colors for this arrangement.
I was visually stimulated by this vibrant festival of art and flowers to the point of secretly desiring a nap late in the day, but today, I was left wanting more! There are two more days to enjoy the events at the Telfair Museum , but I chose instead to have a quiet walk through Savannah Botanical Garden. And now, dear reader, to my title and to the point….it was roses in April there!
Nowhere in Savannah is there more bright light and deep shadow, making it difficult for the amateur photographer to get a great photo. But let me show you what was growing there today….April in Savannah!