These were some of my favorites:
Winslow Homer - "Farmyard Scene"
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - "Tama, The Japanese Dog"
Two Self Portraits by Renoir
Thomas Gainsborough - "Elizabeth and Thomas Linley"
(Teenagers were moody, even back then!)
Edouard Manet - "Me'ry Laurent Wearing a Small Toque"
Renoir - "Therese Berard"
And, finally, Mary Cassatt - "Woman With a Baby"
We also went to Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, where we enjoyed two beautiful concerts on consecutive nights.
The first concert was called "Tanglewood on Parade" and featured festive music by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. The final piece, the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, was performed by all three orchestras together, with cannons firing on the lawn and live fireworks as we walked to our cars.
The second concert was an all-Brahms program in the beautiful Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood - very formal and intense, but so enjoyable!
Finally, as we made our way home, we stopped for lunch at our favorite Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury. It was our 37th anniversary and this is where we were married, at the Martha Mary chapel on the grounds of the Wayside Inn. Nice memories - we try to go there every year.
I have more to share, and will continue in another post. Meanwhile, I hope
that you have been enjoying your August. Hard to believe that it's nearly over!!
Enjoy these summer days while they last!!