Glass in the Garden

My dad chose to retire far from family and is now in an Assisted Living home. I’m visiting him in Arizona this weekend, something I do twice a year. One of the things we do together is look at photos on my laptop computer. He gets to travel vicariously through my pictures and today you do, too.

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The Seattle Space Needle reflected in a gazing ball outdoors in the Chihuly Glass Garden.
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Back in August, SuperDad and I met up with son#3 in Seattle for a day of playing tourist. Visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass had been on my wishlist for a long time and I love the pictures I was able to take there.

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reflections from Dale Chihuly’s basket phase

These beautiful glass sculptures are the artwork of Dale Chihuly. As such, I cannot use the photographs I have taken and sell them on cards at the farmers’ market.

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This glass sculpture rests on a reflective surface and brings to mind a fountain from the sea.

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Close-up of the “sea fountain” sculpture

I’ve got over 250 photographs from my time at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Not all of them are great, but I’ll attempt to do a better job of sharing the best of them with you. If I can’t sell them, at least I can share the beauty, right?

How do you decide what to share and what to keep to yourself? Are there any rules you wish you could break? 

 

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2 thoughts on “Glass in the Garden

  1. I love your photos! All the Chihuly glass is beautiful. That sea sculpture is just amazing.

    In answer to your question – I am amazed that I continue to write online as I see myself as a fairly private person. I think I tend to share the silly things, and shy away from sharing most of the sad things, although I do share some of those things too.

  2. I don’t share the mean things or the sad things that happen or that I think. I tend to be only positive or trivial. I wish I could break the self-censorship and be braver. But then sh*t hits the fan. Like this past week. Bad bad things happened to me because of a post I put up. People take things very strange and I guess I would prefer to post intimately and privately to just a few like-minded souls anymore.
    That glass is so fantastic. It does bring to mind the sea, all the movement.

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