It’s The First Weekend In Our Meteorological Spring
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, spring officially began yesterday on March 01, 2014. But you sure wouldn’t know it by looking outside last night or this morning. That’s when Stormageddon returned with a blast of Winterpast. It didn’t start out that way, because we had a family outing scheduled for late afternoon and evening as the Saint Louis Art Museum officially welcomed spring to the museum.
After a five-year hiatus that allowed the Museum to construct the new East Building and reconfigure all the galleries in the original Cass Gilbert building, the Museum’s annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers returned to the Wicket City.
And an abundance of spring’s blooming bounty shared the galleries with works art from all ages and all parts of the world. As custom, local florists and garden clubs were invited to present their interpretations of 31 works of art selected from the Museum’s vast collections … from Egyptian mummies to native artifacts to Modern Art. Here are some of the works that caught my eye.
With my brother and niece in the background.
Sorry, Beekmann is always a bit out of focus for me.
The two flower arrangements in the center are the floral interpretations of the MUSE CALLIOPE FIREPLACE PANELS on either side of the photo. This photo was taken in the Museum’s original library overlooking Art Hill, the park and the now mostly frozen Grand Basin.
This was my favorite flower arrangement.
But before that started, we were all able to head over to the HILL for a great Italian dinner and get home. This morning we woke up to freezing rain, sleet, near zero temps and snow.