This past weekend, after a wonderfully refreshing snow storm(!) to welcome the first day of spring, Stretch and I were desperate to see something blooming. I saw an ad for a flower show at Macy’s in NYC that sounded like the perfect antidote to the Arctic landscape outside my window.
Note to self: Flower displays mostly hung from the ceiling in a department store that is massively crowded normally and totally mobbed when you add a special event is not exactly the sort of peaceful pastoral setting you had in mind.
And when you take Stretch along, it’s always an adventure.
Hey look! They have a garden dedicated to me!
However, the flower displays were awesome and we brought home some pics to enjoy in the peace and quiet of our apartment. We offer a few of those pictures here for all those who are also beginning to forget what flowery landscapes look like.
This statue of David is at the main entrance to the store. A light show flashes across the body with abstract shapes representing the different gardens on display. (Stretch is not in this pic because, as you’re well aware, he is appalled by naked statues/paintings. In his view, only bears have bodies that are suitable for public display.)
The Renaissance Garden
The Impressionist Garden
The Abstract Art Garden
The Pop Art Garden
“Hey, look! This escalator goes straight into a garden now.”
(The downstairs of the store is being remodeled, so they turned the Down escalator area into a garden.)
And finally, the place where we want to spend next winter: The Tropical Oasis Garden