For our second adventure we went to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. It’s free to get in every Tuesday from 4-9pm. It was an overcast, late afternoon when we arrived, so we headed straight for the gardens while it was still light as I wanted to take a few pictures. The gardens are along the St. Johns River, so that added to the chill. Even though it’s the dead of winter, here in Florida there are still some flowers that can bloom. The gardens are always lovely, with huge, stately oaks, manicured bushes, arbors, and interesting sculptures. There were a few groups of kids, middle schoolers and little kids, there learning about the gardens outside and the art inside.
The museum has some permanent works and some rotating exhibits. Some I really like, some I think border on the obscene (Ding Dong Daddy aka William Walmsley). I did enjoy Our Shared Past and Our Family:Photographs by Vardi Kahana
After visiting the gift store, we headed off to find supper, ending up at Derby in the Park in the 5 Points area. We shared the Fried Green Tomato appetizer, but I could have eaten them all; I think they were the best I’ve ever had. We each got a bowl of potato soup, then split a delicious sandwich, which came with Derby Fries. I took some of these home and had them for breakfast the next morning. (Cathy took home a fried green tomato, intended for breakfast, but her son got to it first).