Our winter white needed a color accent or two. Last week, my annual mission to survive and even thrive through yet another freezing February took us to Franklin Park Conservatory near downtown Columbus.
The facility is a favorite for school groups and clubs. Wandering through the lush indoor gardens without the clamor of hundreds of elementary-aged students was an entirely new experience.
The latest Dale Chihuly glass installation mimicked and enhanced the natural. The artists’ pieces fit into foliage as if they’d blown into life on organic pace with the plants growing next to them. The result? Tranquility tinged with a vibrancy that left one breathless to see what was around the corner and yet, reluctant to move one’s eyes from the exceptional beauty already found.
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