Glass in the gardenPosted: May 7, 2012
One of the reasons I love visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, is the Chihuly glass. For those inquiring minds that want to know, you are allowed to take photographs as long as you are not going to sell the photographs. I have promised not to sell them, and I make a grand total of absolutely nothing on my blog, so I won’t be profiting from them in any way.
Now that I’ve settled all that…
You can find Chihuly glass almost everywhere you look inside of the Franklin Park Conservatory. I’m not sure if there is any out on the grounds or not. I have not really had a chance to explore the grounds too much.
If you’ve been visiting me here at Life in the Bogs or over at my other blog, you’ll have seen some of these glass sculptures in the past. I tried to mix it up a little, and take photos from different angles this time. I also went for close-ups on some of the bigger pieces rather than capture the whole.
We were fortunate enough to be there for the Blooms & Butterflies exhibit (which runs from March 10 – September 3, 2012). Beautiful butterflies were flitting around the Pacific Island Water Garden, a lot of them sitting on a rather large Chihuly glass sculpture. I’m not sure if they were drawn by the color or if it’s just a safe place to sit, away from people.
Little Miss Maddy (my youngest granddaughter) enjoyed the butterflies very much. She also enjoyed the flowers, and the fish in the ponds. I don’t think she was too impressed with the Chihuly glass. At the very least, she didn’t find it as interesting if it happened to be empty of butterflies.
One of the many good things about visiting the conservatory with Maddy is that it limited my photography. I was too busy watching her, and enjoying her delight in the butterflies, fish, and flowers. Plus Maddy has been there several times before so she knows her way around. Having a three-year-old for a guide and a companion is a wonderful way to see fish, flowers, and butterflies.
We’re having a gray Monday here in the Bogs so it’s nice to look at all this color. There are scattered thunderstorms in the forecast, most of which will probably occur tonight.
The bullfrogs were partying last night. It is obviously mating season. In case there are any doubts about the cause of all the croaks and gronks and bonks, all you have to do is have a look along the edges of the pond where you will find bullfrog eggs floating on the surface of the water.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for dropping by. It’s warm and humid enough to make this a good day to go for a swim or at least sit on the swim dock and dangle your feet in the water. Keep an eye on the sky. You don’t want to get caught out there during a storm. The lightning has been pretty spectacular lately, but it’s best seen from indoors.