ART/ Flora and Fauna, mad about Nature

No doubt I was excited to discover this exhibition in the museum of arts and design of New-York last October.

Let’s start with Steffen Dam’s specimen jars. By capturing ocean creatures in glass, the Danish artist invites us in his own biology lab, full of mystery and purity.

See more here.

I was then astonished by Jennifer Trask‘s piece of Art (Intrinsecus, 2010). This beautiful wall installation is partly made out of bones, teeth and antlers. Amazing.

I loved the blue butterflies (made of recycled cans!)of Paul Villinski‘s Passage (study, 2011).

Inspired by Toile de Jouy, Folly (2010) by Beth Katleman is an incredible work consisting of 48 pastoral scenes made of the artist’s flea market trinkets.
A lot of humour and poetry as you get a closer look.

NATURE/ Exotism

Nature always strikes me, especially when I am travelling in what we could call an “exotic place”.
Here are some pictures I took during my stay in Israel.

Let’s first have a walk in Ramat Hanadiv, a natural gem dedicated to the memory of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Situated between Zikhron Ya’akov and Binyamina, this place is a must see for whoever enjoys the beauty of Nature and wants to know it better (don’t miss the fragrance garden).

An exploration of the charming Nahlaot’s neighbourhood in Jerusalem offers a diversity of flowers and plants that will please any visitor’s eyes.

Sunday walk over to Jamaica Plain

Having a walk to Jamaican Plain seems to be the perfect thing to do on a Sunday afternoon, in Boston. You get to enjoy a really green scenery along the quiet Emerald necklace and discover a chill and cosy neighboorhood. I really enjoyed it.

Jamaica pond –

Yummy sandwich at City Feed and Supply

Along Washington street –

Vermont

I had a great time in Vermont, people are super friendly and nature is all around. There’s a back-to-nature vibe as you drive along the farms. Burlington (the biggest city in Vermont) is a nice town, with charming pedestrian streets and a great view over lake Champlain.