But before I go, I wanted to share with you a little of the exhibit we saw yesterday at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens. It is a temporary installation called Chihuly in the Gardens, a splendid collection of blown glass flora that is mixed in with the existing plants, flowers, and ponds. We spent several hours wandering through the various areas. The glass was incredible, and in some cases easy to miss as it blended in so well with the surrounding foilage. Here are some thumbnails of not only the glass, but some flowers, ponds, and two poison frogs that make the gardens their homes. As always, click to enlarge.
Obviously, I had a great time taking pictures! The artistry involved in these glass works is amazing, made up of a wide variety of texture and color. The Gardens also offers nighttime showings (thus the presence of lights in some of the photos), and when we get back from Chicago, Big Jim and I are definately going. I can't imagine how beautiful it must be to see the glass illuminated in place. If you are in the area, this show is definately worth taking the time to see.
We are off to the Chicago area tomorrow, and wll be back on Sunday evening. I don't know how much internet access I'll have while there, so if you don't see me here before December 6th, know that I'm most likely spending a lot of my time away from home happily knitting. It's too damn cold there to do much of anything else. Oh wait, I do intend to bundle up and make the trip downtown to see the new Millennium Park. Hope that happens, and if it does expect - what else - more photos! Happy week, everyone.