The Cloisters in Bloom

I just spent a lovely afternoon at The Cloisters with my good friend Fred Hatt. It was a great day of looking at art, taking pictures and enjoying the woodland sanctuary found in the northernmost section of Manhattan island.

For those of you who are gardeners, like me, you know how even the most well-tended plants become ratty and worn looking toward the end of the summer and lose some of their earlier vitality and vigor. Well the gardening team at the Cloisters must know all the horticultural secrets because their perennials, herbs, and flowering shrubs are still looking pretty damn good in mid-August.

If it’s any shade of purple, I will photograph it. My favorite color! Deep purple, light purple, lavender or violet, bring it on 🙂

I love these maidenhair ferns. They look wonderful in pots throughout the garden cafe:

This was my favorite plant of the day. It’s called Fuller’s Teasel. I actually like the thorny stems and prickly “flowers”. This plant is an unapologetic individualist. It knows who it is and proclaims it with confidence. Rock on Teasel!

By the way, I did take pictures of the medieval artwork at The Cloisters – yes, they have ART there too! – but those will come in future posts. Until then, this squirrel critter says, “Thank you for visiting Museworthy. Now give me a nut!”.

4 thoughts on “The Cloisters in Bloom

  1. Jennifer says:

    We were recommended to visit here on our visit to New York last year, but there was just too much to fit into a week …

    You would love a visit to our local lavender fields, which are now in full bloom 🙂

    • artmodel says:


      Yes, a week is not nearly enough time to see everything in NYC. Plus, the Cloisters are way, way uptown and not convenient to other things.

      The lavender fields sound magnificent! I’d be in heaven.

      Thanks for your comments.


  2. Derek says:

    I have alot of respects I read your postings and I think you are very intelligent yoursaelf have you thought about teaching or writing a book about your own experiences forgive me for asking?

    • artmodel says:


      Gosh, thank you. You are too kind 🙂 I think you have more confidence in my abilities than I do! But others have made the same suggestions to me. I will always consider new ventures. In the meantime, I have this blog!


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