Tuesday, February 2, 2016

GLASS AS ART - Just off the Road

 The Chihuly Glass Garden at the Seattle Center is one of those places that leaves one speechless.  How it is possible to turn simple glass into breath-taking art is a mystery, but our visit to the garden even caused our 13-year old grandson to stop talking for a while.

The garden is located in the shadow of the Space Needle, and the glass on the outside provides some pretty interesting reflections.  It's hard to find words to explain the effect they have on one's heart.

This chandelier is comprised of a series of swirly glass pieces that leave me wondering how in the world they put it together and get it to hang so perfectly.  I'm so glad we moved to this amazing area!

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES - Just off the Road

 One of our finds as the year ended was the beautiful Japanese Garden at the University of Washington in Seattle.  This place is inspiring in so many ways, and we're so blessed to have it nearby.

Our main reason for visiting was so that my photographer spouse could hone his eye as he chose from scenic shots all around.him  The good news for me is that they don't allow tripods in the garden, since the paths are relatively narrow and the tripod would create a tripping hazard.

Consequently, I observed him as he crouched, kneeled, sat, and otherwise contorted his body to get the shot.  Believe me, it was worth it.  He's turning into quite the plotographer, and I'm proud to carry his tripod anywhere.