Still Life With Stained Glass

Sometimes summer isn’t the most scenic season in Colorado. The fabulously dry climate that makes for fresh air and mosquito free outdoor ventures isn’t always kind to vegetation. The Denver Botanic Gardens have a serious wow factor in the midst of this dry heat. The family outing du jour was to see the Chihuly exhibit there. All I can offer is a series of iPhone photos that do and don’t show you how intensely striking it all is. Words become almost superfluous.

 

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There were installations in the water lily garden, both striking and playful …

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The plants in the pond were lovely, and the lotus made me think of home …

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Some rich shades in the tropical setting of the glass house …

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And more outdoors, including an impressive agave and some very cleverly arranged succulents …

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Last but hardly least, my favorite …

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This entry was published on July 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm. It’s filed under flora, road trip and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Still Life With Stained Glass

  1. I posted on Chihuly exhibit today, too! You captured some lovely scenes!

  2. Thanks — how kind of you to say so. It’s an amazing display in addition to the gardens, which are simply lovely this summer.

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