The city of Pittsburgh, PA is full of wonderful surprises, and Kris and I made it a point to explore some of this on my last trip to the area over spring break, while visiting family. Knowing Kris's love of flowers and how it serves as an inspiration for her own art work, I thought it would be a good idea to visit the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, located in the beautiful Schenley Park side of town. It also just so happened that their current spring exhibit, called Masterpieces in Bloom, was on display, visually linking the works of major artists from the past, with the spring flowers and plants growing and thriving throughout the Phipps. Kris and I have visited the Botanical Gardens in Washington, DC, and were very impressed, but what we witnessed at the Phipps was something truly special. Despite being a wet, dreary and cold day, this still didn't put a damper on our tour of the gardens, which took roughly two hours to complete. I can only imagine what it will look like when the weather warms up and more flowers begging to bloom outside as well. In the meantime, I highly recommend a trip to this amazing, historic place in the near future. The Masterpieces in Bloom exhibit runs until April 10, 2016.