It’s Not Too Late to Experience Cherry Blossom Season

April 10, 2024

Cherry blossoms in bloom.Via Unsplash.

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize the transient nature of life, a reflection of the Buddhist concept known as “mono no aware,” which recognizes that there is both beauty and mortality in life.

For most of Japan, including Tokyo, … Read More...

Cascades of Orange Nasturtium Vines Celebrate Spring in Boston

March 29, 2024

 

Boston Isabel Steward Gardner Museum Hanging Nasturtiums DisplayPhoto: Jenny Pore. Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

For about three weeks every year, cascades of brilliant orange nasturtiums spill down from the Venetian balconies in the courtyard at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum courtyard, Jenny Pore.Photo: Jenny Read More...

Living Sculptures in North America’s Best Public Topiary Gardens

May 12, 2022

Longwood Gardens Topiary Garden. Image via Longwood Gardens.

Edward Scissorhands had nothing on the horticultural artists who painstakingly sculpt topiaries in some of North America’s most spectacular topiary gardens. Come along with us on a virtual tour to experience some Read More...

Arc de Triomphe Wrapped in Long-Awaited Christo Installation

July 20, 2021

Arc de Triomphe in Paris is wrapped in tribute the envirnmental artist Christo.

This article was updated on September 16, 2021 to include the image (above) of the nearly completed installation.

In a posthumous tribute to the environmental artist Christo who died in 2020, approximately 150 workers began wrapping the Arc de Triomphe Read More...

Hope Floats This Year For Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 16, 2021

For Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year, I donned a pair of gold lamé pants, a feathered hat encrusted with shiny sequins and a colorful mask (not the kind we’re all wearing these days), then joined my neighbors and Read More...

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