I finally got the chance to pop over to the Gardner Museum since they started allowing visitors to go inside the greenhouse, not just look in through the glass corridor. It was such a wonderful treat to smell the flowers and get right up close to see all of the beautiful details.
The warm orange lights brighten the courtyard at the Gardner Museum as the sun sets around closing time (5pm) on the first day of daylight savings. If it has to get dark early, it might as well look like this:
I had a wonderful morning at the Gardner Museum attending a training session for the brand new gorgeous exhibit Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, and I got to take some fun close-ups of beautiful details in the exhibit, and in the courtyard.
The tiger lilies looked amazing in the Gardner Museum’s Monks Garden at the first Neighborhood Nights of Summer 2015
Where else would we go on a chilly Easter afternoon when we had a few hours to kill after church and before dinner? Apparently, a few other people, including our cousins (!), had the same idea. Yes, I know, I was just at the Gardner last weekend to see the nasturtiums, but the flowers in the courtyard have changed since then and it was a treat to see the lovely oranges and blues.
Every year in early Spring, the Gardner Museum’s courtyard features gorgeous hanging nasturtiums, and I finally got to take photos of them! The Gardner’s nasturtiums are my favorite sign that spring is here! Actually, this year, they’re a sign that spring really is coming soon …
I spent most of a personal day (which I scheduled before I had 5 days off for snow) at the Gardner Museum, chatting with families on school vacation week, giving an intro talk about the collection and the collector, and soaking in the beautiful sun-lit colors of the courtyard.
A few glimpses of the snow-covered greenhouse, and the courtyard at the Gardner’s Third Thursday
Started a lovely Saturday by attending a lecture at the Gardner Museum about an ancient epic tale, then snapping this lovely shot of the Gardner’s much-need mid-winter oasis of greenery, because I can! I do love me some ancient epic tales …
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum recently changed its photography policy to allow visitors to take photos of the courtyard (photography is still prohibited in the rest of the museum). This means that after ten years of volunteering and ten years of enjoying this incredibly unique and magnificent space, I can finally take pictures of it!
A glimpse of lovely purple flowers at the Gardner Museum’s greenhouse before heading out in to the cold after a fun evening of volunteering!