Wordless Wednesday


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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69 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. MK says:

    Is that a Dale Chihuly exhibit? Looks like they’ve been in the water a while.

  2. Oh wow! Chihuly! So pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Widdershins says:

    Oh, they are definitely triffids! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That vibrant blue is so lovely! And I love the little things floating on the water. So pretty! Beautiful photo! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. arlingwoman says:

    I saw an exhibit like this at the Denver Botanical Gardens a couple years ago. Astonishing. So glad they’re all over the place!

  6. cindy knoke says:

    Looks like Chihuly, beautiful!

  7. Beautiful photo Eliza! Is that near your home? I was able to see Chuhily’s work at an installation a couple of years ago at Den Er Botanic Gardens. It was amazing! His glass pieces were all over the gardens and were fabulously lit up at night. It’s one of my favorite memories there and was truly magical. Blessings, Sarah

    • Darn auto correct! I meant Denver Botanic Gardens. Sorry about that

    • Eliza Waters says:

      No, this was in Miami at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. His work is quite imaginative! Some exhibits rotate and some are on permanent display. I’ve heard of displays at Missouri Botanical Gardens and Chicago as well. Gardens are great settings to showcase his work.

  8. Trini Lind says:

    Beautiful!!! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–

  9. How gorgeous. I don’t know what this work is about, but just for s split second on opening this picture, I thought it was blue flamingos!

  10. I love blue glass, collecting bottles and the like when I can. These are exquisite. How lucky you were to see a Chihuly exhibition

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    My favorite color and one that’s not often found in nature. As in so much of gardening, the human touch meets nature to produce something very beautiful.

  12. As everyone is saying- I love the blue color. I just saw a piece of art this weekend that had the same color. The artist painted trees (with safe paint) this color to attract attention to their presence.

  13. Beautywhizz says:

    Wow, love the electric blue against the greenery all reflected in the water.

  14. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    OMG! How cool is that?!!! Great shot!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Mary. This was one of my favorites, the others were all wild versions of red, yellow and orange, typical of Chihuly, if you know his work style. I prefer the cooler colors, more soothing to the eye.

  15. Robin says:

    Beautiful shot, Eliza. I love Chihuly’s work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Robin. His work is pretty amazing! I wonder if he does his own installations or if he has a crew. I always wonder what happens if a piece breaks in shipment or when it is being installed, what do they do?

  16. Nice shot! Chihuly’s work seems to be everywhere!

  17. Val Boyko says:

    Wow!! Love cobalt contrasts and imagination. Great capture Eliza ๐Ÿ’›

  18. albert says:

    The image is both peaceful and gently exuberant, far more satisfying (for me) than strolling through Missouri Botanical Gardens and suddenly comming upon or sometimes seeing in the distance bright, wild, Chihuly installations that shout out their presence, appearing more like invasive species than subtle interplays between man and nature. In your photograph, there is a fine harmony. The glass pieces appear to be dancing a ballet with water plants , to the polite applause of the trees. But a question remains: is nature’s beauty and mystery enhance by colored glass forms? Or are we drawn more to the artist than to the plants and trees? In any case, this photograph is pleasing in itself.

    (Sorry. Far too long for a wordless day! )

  19. dorannrule says:

    What an other-worldly plant! Amazingly graceful and beautiful.

  20. ladyfi says:

    So delightful – like glass flamingos!

  21. Eliza, it is an exquisite photo!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous. Now, if only I came into an extraordinary amount of money and could afford this in our backyard pond…

  23. I love blue glass but those look so exotic rising out of the water. Extraordinary.

  24. This looks like something from another world, Eliza! What is the blue flora? GORGEOUS forms and color and just mesmerizing! What a catch you got. Thank you!!! โค

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. Glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The blue is blown glass from an artist by the name of Dale Chihuly. He lives in Washington state and his work is pretty famous with installations all over the world.

  25. Maria F. says:

    It looks so naturalistic Eliza, I like it!

  26. BunKaryudo says:

    What strangely beautiful plants. They really are very attractive.

  27. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh, I LOVE glass art in the garden! This is wonderful – reminds me of birds. I ordered some “bee savers” from glassgardenssnw.com (Barbara Sanderson) and I can’t wait to put them in my bird baths. I hope to $ave up for one of the sculptures one day!

  28. Dymoon says:

    wow what a breath taking moment when I saw the picture, what is that blue? is it glass sculptures in the water? Can they be left out all year round?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, they are glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in a garden in Miami. They are probably okay in frost free areas, but as they are quite valuable, I’d be reluctant to leave them out where there is snow and ice. Thanks for your visit and comment!

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