Friday, October 21, 2016

Greetings from Winterthur and Longwood

Cheryl, Paul, and I spent Thursday in the Brandywine Valley. We started at Winterthur, where we had a picnic in the Enchanted Woods, visited exhibits on Embroidery: The Language of Art, Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, and the wonderful Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives, and walked through the fall gardens, which had lots of colorful leaves, berries, and autumn crocuses which none of us had ever seen before.

Then we went to Longwood Gardens, where by day we walked through the woods to the meadow, then the harvest display, the model trains, and the conservatory by daylight. We had dinner in the restaurant there while the sun was setting and then walked through most of the gardens again to see Nightscape, the light and sound display both in the conservatory and throughout the grounds. We hit some traffic on the way home due to construction but it was a really gorgeous day!