Thursday, March 29, 2007

in bloom

It is a glorious, glorious day! Spring has sprung in Washington, and the view of the cherry blossoms from my window is astounding ~ all frothy pink-white. The National Park Service's peak bloom forecast for the blossoms is April 3-5. They are well on their way!

Also in bloom is a great show at the Sackler Gallery ~ East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art. They have a wonderful online feature for those of you who can't make it to DC. I am also in love with the New York Botanical Garden website, especially their digital library of botanical books and the (amazing, amazing!) virtual herbarium. The above images are from my own little collection of botanical prints ~ two 1811 hand-colored plates (nos. 1420 and 1432) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

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