Flower Art // Glimpses

I am coming off an eleven hour day and was ready to let you all know there would be no link up this week. I just didn’t have it in me to write anything, nor come up with anything quick just for the sake of posting. But then I remembered the spontaneous beauty I encountered over the weekend with one of my best friends.  She texted me to see if I was doing anything on Saturday. She wanted to take me to the Bouquets to Art exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.  I’m pretty good at being spontaneous these days, as I’m too tired to plan anything. I was excited to go.

We picked up coffee and headed into the city.  There wasn’t a lot of traffic, of which I was grateful for, and we arrived at the exhibit early enough to miss the crowds and still managed to get some beautiful photos. Below are some of the photos I took.  Basically there is a piece of art on the wall and the artists who put together the flower displays were trying to capture what they saw in the image.  The art I found most fascinating were the displays from the slavery periods, as well as the religious art.  Here are just a few of the beautiful flower displays we encountered.

After we viewed the displays, we had a fantastic lunch at the cafe and went to the observation floor and had a spectacular view of the City.  Afterwards, we drove to a new coffee shop Andytown and had delicious coffee topped with green whipped cream in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

I love my girlfriends and it’s so much fun being spontaneous and enjoying a day in the city and encountering beautiful art.  My post would not be complete without sharing the goofy picture we took. Aren’t we goofballs?

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And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #861-870

861.  Dinner date with the hubs.
862.  Foot tapping worship.
863.  Streams in the desert.
864.  An unexpected financial blessing.
865.  God’s timely provision.
866.  A spontaneous day in San Francisco.
867.  Widening my appreciation for art and flowers.
868.  A new coffee shop find.
869.  Laughter in a crowded lot ( you had to have been there!)
870.  A friend loves at all times.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
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28 thoughts on “Flower Art // Glimpses”

  1. Lesley says:

    I’m glad you had fun! The exhibition looks amazing and it sounds like a lovely day out!

    1. Barbie says:

      It was! Thanks for stopping by Lesley!

  2. Bev @ Walking Well With God says:

    Sometimes the spontaneous outings or get togethers are the BEST!! I love are and I love creative floral design…what a treat to have them both together! So glad you enjoyed this refreshing time out! Sometimes my favorite beauty is in my back yard. Colorful birds gathering at the feeder, grape hyacinths poking up among the sunny daffodils. Cherry blossoms and red bud trees coming into bloom….all God’s handiwork!
    Bev xx

    1. Barbie says:

      Your backyard indeed sounds beautiful! Thanks for sharing Bev.

  3. Boma says:

    You’re so blessed, Barbie!

    1. Barbie says:

      I am surrounded by beautiful people. Thanks for stopping by Boma.

  4. Mary Geisen says:

    The art that was created from the flowers is interesting. I am so glad you had this spontaneous day with a friend. Blessings on your week.

    1. Barbie says:

      It certainly was interesting as well as beautiful. Have a beautiful week Mary.

  5. Michele Morin says:

    Sounds like a glorious day, and the art was just lovely!

    1. Barbie says:

      It was. Blessings to you Michele!

  6. Barbara H. says:

    What a neat exhibition! So glad you got to go!

    1. Barbie says:

      It was fun!

  7. Rachel says:

    Sounds like a fabulous reprieve from the everyday mundane. Hooray for spontaneous friends!

    1. Barbie says:

      Me too! Have a great week Rachel!

  8. Amy Jung says:

    What a great exhibit! Glad you took time out for yourself!

    1. Barbie says:

      I need the “me time”. I was blessed. Thanks for stopping by Amy.

  9. Maree Dee says:

    It looks like you had fun and took in some great beauty. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks for stopping by Maree Dee.

  10. June says:

    Good for you! I’m so glad you had this little slice of fun with your friend! A merry heart is good medicine! Love that pic of you two! I’m sure lots of giggles followed that moment! Blessings on your week!

    1. Barbie says:

      We had a lot of fun!

  11. Joy Lenton says:

    Barbie, i’s so lovely to see the goofy smile on your face and to see you enjoying the coffee, conversation, beauty of art and flowers with your friend! You look relaxed and happy and made us smile as we witnessed it. May the rest of your week be blessed with beauty and joy! xo 🙂

    1. Barbie says:

      Taking time out for fun and self care is so important. We had so much fun.

  12. BettieG says:

    Barbie, I was so intrigued with your IG post about “Bouquets to Art,” and was hoping you would explain more. That looked absolutely beautiful! I’m so glad that God gave you a burst of refreshing beauty in the midst of such heavy days! He does know how to bring us breaks at just the right time!

    1. Barbie says:

      He certainly does!

  13. Gayl says:

    I love your goofy picture! It looks like you two really enjoyed yourselves, and the flower arrangements are all nice. What a fun day!

    1. Barbie says:

      We did. Have a blessed week Gayl!

  14. Susan Shipe says:

    What a wonderful serendipitous day! We all need them.

    1. Barbie says:

      It was a beautiful day!

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