Our Second Adventure…

…on Katie’s birthday was a trip to the Seattle Center where the Space Needle happens to be and other attractions as well.

Katie's Day 068Our reason for braving the holiday crowds was to see Chihuly Garden and Glass. It was worth weaving about “all the humanity” to enjoy this extraordinary exhibit.

Katie's Day 020We first saw this wall of blankets that gave Chihuly inspiration for some of his creations.

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Katie's Day 022 This amazing piece was in the Sea inspired room.

Katie's Day 025Katie's Day 026It was impossible for me to get the full ceiling but I enjoyed capturing some sections of the ceiling.

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2013-12-27 Katie's Day7This was a great room. “Chihuly has said that memories of his mother’s garden serve as inspiration for these “gardens of glass.” Of course I thought of our bloggy friend Pat at Mille Fiori.

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I would like to come back on a day when it’s not raining to get some clearer shots of the needle above this beautiful glass flower conservatory.

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Katie's Day 062We decided to go out to the glass outdoor garden in the rain. I was happy to get several shots without getting my lens wet.

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Katie's Day 081We enjoyed our time here and we hurried in the rain to the parking garage to drive to our third adventure which was a stop at Massage Envy to get our hour relaxation massage along with a sugar foot scrub. Bliss!

I’m joining in with Mary for her Mosaic Monday Meme. If you click over you will see some beautiful images in Mosaic form.

Tick, tick, tick …2013 is winding down. What are your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day plans? I’ll admit we don’t have any. Maybe I’ll come up with some inspiration on Monday…

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

28 thoughts on “Our Second Adventure…

  1. I would love to visit the Chihuly garden and Glass. The displays are all beautiful! Happy belated Birthday to you Katie! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. Rock my world girl! That shot of the orange glass wrapping around the Space Needle! I drooled over every photo! Each would be awesome blown way, way up and framed.
    We have a Chihuly chandlier/floor to ceiling thing here in our SLC concert hall. Dallas Museum of Art had his Persian ceiling forms dangling down three stories in the atrium restaurant. I’ve seen the video documentary of his life too.
    Yes…do go back on a bright sunny day. And take me along too!

  3. What a beautiful post! Our family love Chihuly’s glass works. We have several in our Contemporary museum in Kansas City. I LOVE any kind of blown glass but my, that man is beyond gifted. This makes a trip to Seattle seem like an even better idea. I’m glad this is a long term exhibit…maybe someday???

  4. Oh how absolutely amazing! I would brave the cold and rain to see this exhibit. The color alone would get me there. Thank you for sharing your fabulous images!

  5. WOW!! Amazing display. Have you been to the Icon Grill? Gorgeous Chihuly glass lighting to behold and yummy food! In downtown Seattle, not far from Stewart maybe? Thanks for talking us along 🙂

  6. These pictures are stunning Ellen!! Why have I never heard of this? It’s amazing and a must see – WOW! Thanks for sharing. New Year’s Eve is almost here. We are planning to go with our church group on a horse drawn ride through Waterloo Park with -19C degrees snowy weather – Brrr. It will be so much fun. The farmer is fighting a cold so hoping he feels better by then.

  7. I love Chihuly and have been looking forward to this post 🙂 Did you know there’s a rose named after him? Nearly as brightly colored as his glassworks. That Persian ceiling installation is astounding — what a fantastic way to celebrate Katie’s birthday.

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