Friday, April 18, 2008

Cheekwood . . . Letter of the Week

Wednesday Merkin and I went to the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville. It was a great day to go there, because the sky was very blue! First we walked through the gardens, but not all (we finished that later). We heard some noisy birds in the Botanic Hall. The Herb Garden had ruins of columns from the original state capitol building. Then we went to the art museum. I liked the building and wished it was my house. At one time it was the home of a rich guy from Kentucky. My favorite exhibit was on Faberge. I liked the eggs a lot. He used real gold! After the museum we went on the sculpture trail. My favorites were “Glass Bridge,” “Turtle, Two Hares, Frog and Hawk,” “High-Back Windharp Chairs” and “Crawling Lady Hare” (see picture for this one). Then we went to the Japanese Garden. There were tons of bumble bees. We then went back to where the columns were and saw a plant named Bear’s Breeches. My legs were hurting by the end of the day.


avnigo said...

Clynton and I are going to Nashville next weekend. I am running a race on Saturday, but we will have Sunday to explore the city. What are your favorite places to go in Nashville? Clynton wants to go to the Parthanon, because he thinks it's funny that there is a full-scale replica in the middle of Tennessee. The group that I am running with is renting out the Frist on Friday night for a big dinner. What are your favorite pieces of art there? You can be my travel agent!

vic said...

You sure do lead an eventful life. I have been to Cheekwood several is a beautiful place. Really liked the picture of the tree against the blue sky. Pa was telling us about the earthquake that he witnessed last night...was 8.4 on the scale! Wish I could join you on your wildflower hike.
Uncle Vic

Aunt Pee & Uncle Charlie Dog said...

I would love to go to Cheekwood. I don't think I've been there since the 70's. You are one lucky Dude.