Thursday, April 19, 2012

CENTRAL PARK INSPIRATION

I was invited to a breakfast in Central Park yesterday to celebrate the Tree Trust of the Central Park Conservancy, a non-profit that care of the parks 24,000 trees. It's a fantastic organization and so important to all of us that live in the city. The park is our backyard and playground-its where we go for picnics, take our children to play and walk the pooch--it's our version of country life in the city.
I joined the park tour they gave after breakfast and it was  spectacular--trees and flowers were in full bloom, bursting with hot pinks, bold yellows and shades of purple. I veered off from the group when I saw the wisteria pergola with it's canopy bursting with the heavy lavender hued blooms. The long walkway that lead under the delicate canopy gave me the chance to enjoy the intoxicating blooms that are here so briefly. Sharing with you some images from yesterday and a little wisteria inspiration for your springtime day!


Central Park Pergola




Tabletop Inspiration
Yesterday, a brownstone on my street...
and from around the world...



Have a lovely day!

17 comments:

michele said...

my day is just beginning and is off to a sweet start with this post. i wish i could be there in person to take in the lovely scents!

gorgeous images.

michele

Ann said...

I love wisteria! And let's not forget the now famous wisteria tunnel in Kawachi Fuji garden in Kitakyushu, Japan. :)

Splendid Sass said...

Barbara-
This is one beautiful post. Such a good organization.
I love wisteria, and I would love the china too! I love lavender, and this is the best examples I can think of other than lavender itself. The flowers are just perfect.
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Simply divine.
Breakfast and a stroll through central park, it sounds like such a dreamy day.
We don't have much wisteria here in Phoenix (at least around my area) but everything else is in bloom. The desert is alive and colorful.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is such a beautiful color... very inspiring indeed!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

So beautiful! Love that you used it for a tablescape inspiration!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

The wisteria are just gorgeous! I haven't seen any this year.

Hope you're having a lovely week :) xoxo

miss b said...

Gorgeous photos - we have a wisteria but it will be a while yet before its
in flower but each year it just gets better so I'm looking forward to it
flowering.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

jeanine said...

It's so pretty! I was there last spring but I was trying to get somewhere and frustrated that there was no easy way to get from west to east so I'm afraid I didn't properly appreciate it.

Perhaps this year. :)

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful...what a gorgeous time of year to be there. Its been too long for me and I am craving a trip back for the day. I bet the air was intoxicatingly sweet!

Acquired Objects said...

I love these pictures! We just planted wisteria last year along the backside of a stone wall and hoping it'll drape all over the wall.

XX
Debra~

Privet and Holly said...

There is nothing as
lovely as wisteria....
Lilacs are close : )

What a gorgeous time
to be in the City. I am
sure you are loving it!

Thank you for the sweet
b-day wishes last week.
It WAS a great week!

xo Suzanne

Leslie said...

Barbara,

Think I'm feeling the intoxication of those gorgeous flowers all the way over on the West coast! I woke up to rain .. thank you for this post. It's brightened my day! Have a wonderful weekend.

Leslie

Ideezine said...

Love all things purple especially wisteria and against walls, trellis', pergolas and walkways are just stunning.

Donna said...

The wisteria is gorgeous!!! Loved the images!!

www.donnaviningblog.com

Karen said...

Nothing says spring like the flowers it ushers in. I love wisteria. How beautiful.
Karen