This charming yellow house has a porch in front, wrapping to the left side, beautifully shaded and inviting. Rosemary and lavender plants perfumed the air, and there was a huge Pride of Barbados off to the left of the photo. Whoever manages the gardens is great.
This was just the coolest surprise. I'd love to have one of his pieces but they're very expensive (and heavy!)
Anyway, then we had a delicious lunch and proceeded to the nearby museum.
The Matisse exhibit was just as wonderful as I expected, featuring Purple Robe with Anemones, The Yellow Dress, and Pink Nude. The works were from the Cone Collection in Baltimore. We read every label and were able to get up close and look at brushwork and color without any hassle. There were a number of bronzes, many lithographs and some linoleum block prints as well as Matisse's artist book, Jazz on display. At the end (in addition to the gift shop) there was an opportunity to enter a Matisse corner for a photo: