Artwork, Flowers, and Flower Artwork

Van Gogh Museum

What a magical place for Van Gogh lovers. Four floors of his work divided by different periods in his life as an artist. I had a huge smile on my face the entire time. Couldn’t get good pictures without a flash.

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Botanical Garden

This was a peaceful place to spend a few hours. Most of the plants were in greenhouses. It is already equivalent to a cold winter day in the Bay Area here, and it’s only mid-September.

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The walls of the cafe at the botanical garden were covered with this beautiful art installation of a local artist. It is very textural- I think wool felt and yarn.

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This plant was for sale. A small tree-like plant grows from the center of this rusty fungi. I wanted to take it home so badly.

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Dutch Botanical Still Life Painting Close-ups- Rijks Museum

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RESTAURANT DE KAS 

I was invited to join the team Anthony is working with for dinner. DE KAS is very special. It is a restaurant in a greenhouse. The kitchen decides what will be prepared for that evening according to what is showing best in their greenhouse and surrounding gardens. I was so inspired by this place.

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Diners’ bikes lined up outside the restaurant.

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These small tree and plant balls were hanging in the reception area. The little olive tree even has clusters of wee olives on it.

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Greenhouse off to the left of the reception area. Trellised tomatoes and cantaloupes, peppers and zucchini.

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Trellised cantaloupe dimly lit in the greenhouse as we were leaving the restaurant.

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More Treasures From Rijks Museum

This museum is huge. The building housing these masterpieces is stunning.

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One thought on “Artwork, Flowers, and Flower Artwork

  1. quilterlady says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I am so happy for you getting to see such wonderful wonders. Your pictures are all so clear and beautiful. Your writing is so good. Can you tell I like you a lot? Continue having fun. Will look forward to our next phone conversation. Stay safe. Love you, Mom

    Sent from my iPad

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