Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chihuly Garden Day 2

"I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced."  Dale Chihuly
I love this quote and I was!!!! Today I will show you the Glasshouse and the gardens.

 The Glasshouse is a 40 foot glass and steel building It was inspired by Chihuly's appreciation for conservatories and includes a 100-foot long suspended sculpture.

 Details of the sculpture.

In the garden, the plant colors were coordinated with the colors used in the glass sculptures.

 Some of the sculptures almost seemed alive.

 The ground cover had a definite blue cast.

This 10 to 15 tall sculpture was surrounded by black mondo grass-stunning!!

 Details of the above piece.

 I love cobalt blue in almost anything. The garden had many of these huge balls of glass in all kinds of colors. They  were all at least 2 feet in diameter.

That looks like a fern!

 Ferns and flamingos??!!

 This was about 15 feet tall.  The surrounding bushes had a red cast.  I was totally blown away by the color coordination.

Now we are in the black and white area.  The black and white balls sitting in black mondo grass were all different combinations of black and white.  Beautiful!!

 Red glass, coral bark maples,and red day lilies!  Wow!

 The DH and SIL have a little something after a wonderful morning.

The DD has a traditional NW cup of coffee!!! We had such a fun Day!!!
Tonight we head to Seattle to catch a very early AM flight to Atlanta to see the new Granddaughter and Caleb.  I will comment and post when possible but we will be very busy being Grandparents for a week! I hope you have enjoyed these photos.  I will be going there again, maybe at night next time!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


First, thanks to all of you who looked at my photos of the International District.  I have a real treat for you today!!  Our DD has a birthday in May and our SIL has a birthday in July.  For part of their gifts, we took them to the Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center.  I had wanted to do this for quite some time.  I was totally amazed.  If you ever get a chance to see one of his displays GO!  I have divided this into 2 posts.  Today it will  be the inside. Tomorrow, I will show you the garden.  I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this day!! I will warn you that there are lots of pictures but not too many words.

 The Glass Forest

 The Sea Life Room.  This was about 15 feet tall.

Amazing details!

 This is called the Persian ceiling.  The glass ceiling is covered with these incredible glass sculptures.  It is lighted from above.

 The Mille Fiori Room.This area covered about 40 feet at least.

 Ikebana and Float Boat.  The floor was mirrors so everything was reflected as though you were on a very calm lake.

 Chandeliers- about 8 to 10 feet wide.

 About 6 feet long and 3 feet wide.

Tomorrow I will take you outside this amazing place.