“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature”. – Gerard De Nerval
Every year, Macy’s Department Store rewards the public by putting on an incredible flower show at its five flagship stores in the United States. It is the highlight of my month because Macy’s Annual Flower Show falls at the end of March, right before spring break when everyone in Minneapolis is just plain sick and tired of our long, barren, colorless winter.
What makes this event even more wonderful is that it is free and the theme changes every year. This year, the theme is “Art in Bloom” and with the help of local florist Bachman’s, the show features thousands of eye-popping, gorgeous flowers juxtaposed with various movements of the arts resulting in a “horticultural art gallery” of color and fragrance.
Despite my head cold, I could smell the flowers as I rode the escalator up to the eighth floor of Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis. I could take the elevator but I find riding the escalator up way more fun as each floor the smell of flowers escalates. I brought only my iPhone 6 along as I wanted to see how much the technology has changed from my old iPhone 4 camera to the 6. It was remarkable and I still cannot believe that these photos are real.
Take a peak for yourself and walk with me through Macy’s “Art in Bloom” where we will pass through Classical Art, Impressionism, Modern Art and Pop Culture Art. I am certain these photos will brighten your day!
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art in Bloom….Van Gogh’s A Starry Night blooming with flowers.
Sometimes beauty comes in threes…
“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers”. –Thomas Tusser
Flowers and Impressionism….
To view each photo enlarged, click on it. Believe me, it is worth the view.
As I continued through the flowers, I was mesmerized by their stunning, absolute beauty.
Pop culture art…
I just couldn’t pick a favorite flower as I loved them all so much. (Again, click on each photo to see them enlarged. It is definitely worth the effort!).
It only took me a half hour to walk through the show. In Minneapolis alone, an estimated 65,000 visitors come to see the gorgeous annual Flower Show. It will be hard to top this off next year. I can’t wait to see what they do!
If you go:
Minneapolis is one of five stores in the US that hosts the Annual Flower Show. It runs in Minneapolis from March 22-April 4th during store hours. Other locations include: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington DC.