Thursday, July 23, 2009

Brief Vacation

Last week Michael and I went to San Francisco for a little getaway. We had a great time, and took a lot of photos at the Conservatory of Flowers, a historic structure in Golden Gate Park. Here are a few shots.

You should be able to click on these photos to make them bigger.

On the first day of our trip we saw a wonderful exhibit of work by Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams at SFMOMA, so we were primed to take these nature photos.

We saw a fabulous exhibit of photographic portraits by Richard Avedon that spanned the period of the 60s to the 2000s at the same museum.

While we were filling up our cameras' memory cards, there was a loooong line of people across the road waiting to get into the King Tut exhibit.  We felt very clever for being in the Conservatory instead of in the Tut line.  

I think I enjoyed the architechture almost as much as the beautiful tropical plants and flowers

This leaf picture is for Allie Aller who's incorporating the most interesting leaves into her current CQ project, inspired by a vintage piece.

Here's a virtual corsage for my virtual pals.  May your days be filled with beauty.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks for the leaf! I love ITS architecture.. ;-)
All the plants look so exotic...quite beautiful. What a fun getaway for you two.

Rian said...

Great photos! While I would have loved to see the Tut exhibit, I think you were right to be at the Conservatory. What lovely and interesting flowers.

Vicki W said...

Great photos!

Debra said...

Is the Tut show new? I saw it in the 1970s in Chicago. Have they resurrected it for show again?

dee said...

thanks especially for that last pic of orchids since I have just managed to kill the one given to me for my birthday that looks just like that one. Orchids are something that has evaded my, otherwise, green thumb.
Lovely day you two had.

JoWynn Johns said...

Adding my thanks for the photos. A real treat, and your post has inspired me to plan a visit to the National Aquarium where they have a rain forest and an Australia habitat.

Granny Fran said...

What scrumtious flower and plant photos. I haven't been to Golden Gate Park since I was about 12 years old. Maybe Joe and I need to go to SF for our 25th wedding anniversary this fall.