Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday Vignette - black and white for spring

I spent last week in Seattle and finally visited the Chihuly Gardens and Glass Museum in Seattle Center. It was so worth the hefty admission fee. I soaked up all the exuberant color and movement of the glass, and the sheer scale of the installations was astounding.

I love strong color. Perhaps it was because there was so much incredible, saturated color everywhere in the museum and gardens that I found this quieter arrangement out in the garden beautifully compelling.
There was something about the metallic sheen of the Black Mondo grass and the huge glass spheres subtly opposing the striped spears and black flutes that attracted me. Or maybe it was that lovely Mahonia x media hybrid, blooming alongside in green and yellow contrast.

Okay, Spring: it seems I'm officially ready for you - in any color.

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  1. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Chihuly Garden. I went a couple of years ago, and loved it. Great shot!

  2. We noticed that there is always more glass art at the Seattle garden show than down here in PDX. Wonder why, but have to say it's kinda cool to see it all in one place. Would love to visit the Chihuly Garden some time - for now I'm happy to enjoy it through your eyes. Very striking!

  3. I love the carpet of mondo grass...I hope to get up to Seattle to see more glass garden art one of these days. Great pic!

  4. Whoa! A striking vignette, if a little eerie.

  5. Yes, what Jason said, striking but disconcerting at the same time.


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