Garden Glass

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.

More Chihuly at Franklin Park Conservatory photos to come…

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10 Comments to Garden Glass

  1. Wow… I just love the brilliant, vivid, colors. Truly a contrast from the snow. Nice move…. 🙂

  2. Are you struggling for some colours out in the white winter?

    Fly to Malaysia…..

  3. A fantastic shade of blue. Intrepid describes it perfectly.

  4. I love that striking electric blue. Chiully’s exhibit was popular at our Garfield Park conservatory too. Although someone actually broke on of the pieces!

  5. Suzanne Perazzini

    What beautiful garden sculptures. Certainly a tonic in the thick of winter.

  6. Intrepid: It felt like a mini-vacation wandering through those gardens. Need to make that a regular February event on my calendar!
    Rainfield: One of these days! You do your country proud with your nature photos and stories.
    Donald: I didn’t want to walk away from that one. Did you like the nautical theme? Don’t think there’s any room for fish in there, though!
    Fly Girl: I can only hope the broken piece was a terrible accident!
    Suzanne: They just kind of bloom from the foliage around them. Very nice to wander into that sort of warm beauty from a cold snowy day outside.

  7. Gosh, that glass work is stunning:) And may I say you look far too fit and healthy Heather – eat some more choccy will you, you’re making feel bad:)

  8. great post and photos
    have a gr8 week long

  9. Mrs. T: Isn’t it?? ~Still working my way through Valentine’s Day candy, ma’am. Guess I need to eat faster?
    Demetrios: Thank you sir. Hope all is well with you!

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