Chihuly!

My husband and I toured the Chihuly exhibit yesterday at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.  I knew sort of what to expect, having seen photos of Chihuly glass in other places, but I was still bowled over as we rounded the path to enter the gardens and came upon this sight before we had even entered the gate:

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These tall “Desert Towers”, set among the plants, were sparkling in the sunlight.  EXTREME sparking!  The word that went through my head was MAGICAL (a funny word in our family- long story- sorry, Nevin!).  But it indeed seemed magical; I felt like we were entering the Emerald City! Other magnificent glass creations were placed throughout the huge gardens, and we had a great time walking through and encountering each one.

We had never been to the gardens before, so we were also fascinated by the varieties of cacti- and the butterfly garden!  I took a zillion photos- three times more than I will use, because I used exposure bracketing, knowing that the harsh, contrasty afternoon light could make for some difficult lighting situations.

Expect more photos to follow. As I said, I took zillions!

 

3 responses

  1. Your second cousin Charlaine

    Hi Melinda – yes magical is the word! We are so excited that the exhibit is back and look forward to more photos from you and to visiting it several times this winter! I am enjoying your photos and am glad that we will finally get to meet in January.

    November 14, 2013 at 4:52 am

  2. Susan

    Wow! I just went to a Chihuly exhibit at a local museum! It was amazing. No cacti though as it was inside. Just amazing blown glass pieces including one that filled half a room. Of course my camera could not do justice so didn’t even bother.

    November 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

  3. visited this exhibit last year when it was here in Dallas, fabulous! Nice capture

    November 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

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