Saturday, November 08, 2014

Remembering a summer afternoon

Just for fun, here are some photos from this late summer visit to the Corbin Art Center here in Spokane for a small exhibit, "Art in Bloom," that paired quilts with flower arrangements. 

In 1912, formal gardens were added to this historic home, originally built in 1898. First a friend and I wandered through the exhibit of quilts, admiring the quilts and the matching arrangements of flowers donated by local florists.

Detail, "Under the Tuscan Sun"
Quilter: Florence Coffey
Florist: Wildflowers

Detail, "Summer Hydrangea"
Quilter: Terry Engleman
Florist: Poetry in Bloom
Detail, "Bouquets for a New Day"
Quilter: Terry Engleman
Florist: Vicki's Garden Center
Then we walked in the restored formal Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, just outside the door of this old mansion, up the rocky terraces, the flowers seeming to have that last gasp of color before winter descends, late summer sun, an afternoon with a friend who loves quilting and gardens.

Snowcrop (Sedum)

Amaranthus Tricolor ("Jacob's Coat")

Reflecting pool

View of Spokane

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