In October we visited the newly reopened Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo World Headquarters in Purchase. The landscape was originally laid out by E. D. Stone, Jr. and in 1980 was extended by Russell Page.The garden immediately surrounding the buildings is formal with smaller pieces of sculpture placed there. Beyond this the setting for monumental sculptures is among collections of trees, specialty gardens and woodlands. The sculpture collection was begun in 1965 and now consists of works by major twentieth century artists including Jean Dubuffet, August Rodin, Max Ernst, Henry Moore, Joan Miro and Henry Moore, just to name a few. Again, we were blessed with perfect weather for viewing these special sculptures.  After an exhilarating morning we met for lunch "en plein air" at Centro in Greenwich.

Our first trip of the season was to  the New York Botannical Gardens to visit the Dale Chihuly exhibit. What a gorgeous day with perfect weather for wandering around the  grounds.  The blown glass sculptures were unbelievable, each one more exciting than the last.  Some of the exhibits appeared to be part of a garden, looking just like another flower.  The exhibit most likely would be even most spectacular at night.  After enjoying the gardens, we all met at the Hudson Garden Grill for a lovely lunch.  A delightful end to a perfect day.

Courtesy of Maureen Koeppel

Courtesy of Maureen Koeppel

Courtesy of Maureen Koeppel