Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chihuly Glass

Because the girls were crawling up the walls this morning, we decided it was a good day for a visit to Franklin Park Conservatory. We have a membership for these types of emergencies. It is a nice place for a lovely stroll when it is yucky outside. You can see the whole thing in about 1 1/2 hours, so it is just perfect for the girls.

I had completely forgotten that there was a special Chihuly glass exhibit going on right now. What a lovely surprise! I really love how they tuck the artwork in amongst the foliage. The bright colors against all the greenery is just striking!

Before we ventured into the gardens, we took a gander at the pieces on display in the hall. I especially loved this vase:

If I had a bazillion extra dollars hanging around (and didn't have a houseful of kids), I would totally be all over it! The blue in this one was very vibrant, pictures just do not do it justice:
Mary really liked this one. She "needed" to have her picture taken with it: This one is permanently on display at the conservatory. I think it is really fun. It reminds me of the Heat Miser's hair. I'm sure that is what Dale Chihuly had in mind when he created it! We thought this one looked like a dinosaur egg:

This display was a boat filled with blue glass. Leah didn't feel much like posing with her sisters today. She is conspicuously absent from most of the pictures I took!

Last but not least, here is a wall of glass.

If you haven't been to see the glass yet, I highly recommend it!

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