It has indeed been a very Good Friday. I had been wanting to go to the Brandywine River Museum to catch the exhibit on Edward Gorey for a few weeks now and the weatherman was calling for rain today so I thought it would be the perfect time to go. I don't think I was allowed to take photos but there wasn't really anyone around. Here are some envelopes he drew on and sent to friends. I thought it would have been cool to have one of these.
Because I was being sneaky I didn't get many photos. I really wanted to take one of a man and a dragon exchanging gifts but there were a few people in the room. I was surprised that most of his pen and ink drawings were very small, about 5" x 7". Some really fun artwork and they had his big old beaver coat there too.
A cool NC Wyeth Painting I don't remember seeing before. It was called something like "Brigham the Famous Buffalo Hunting Horse". Don't quote me on that title, I just thought it was neat that the guy was using no tack.
And the cool bronze pig down by the Brandywine River.
So after we were done with the museum we decided to head over to Longwood Gardens since we were in the area, have a membership and it hadn't started raining (it never did rain). A few varieties of tulips were up as were some other springtime flowers. I was in love with this purple one. There were loads of pretty blues and purples! I want a wisteria bonsai and a weeping redbud!
A beautiful Canada Goose in a pond by the meadow. His mate was nesting nearby.
As if the day couldn't get any better, my neighbor down the street at Goat Flower Farm had several perrenials to share with me and a ton of new baby fainting and pygmy goats. Also saw a hawk on her fence. I think it's a Cooper's Hawk or Sharp Shinned Hawk. Here are my two favorite photos I took this evening.
Okay, now I AM really tired! Off to have that glass of wine and put up my tired dogs:) I have a ton of things to plant tomorrow (oops, I forgot to mention all the lovely flowers my mom gave me for Easter when we stopped by the shop she works at!).