Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography




I finally went on my first visit this year to The Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  At this time they are featuring Glass In The Gardens.  This post will highlight the beautiful glass blown art designs located throughout the indoor gardens.

I will be posting my visit in three parts.  The next part will feature, Pillars of Light, with the last part featuring Summer Gardens.

I hope you enjoy the below photos.

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“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space — a place not just set apart but reverberate — and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape,turn its prose into something nearer poetry.” 

― Michael PollanSecond Nature: A Gardener’s Education



20 Responses to “GLASS IN THE GARDENS”

  1. Beautiful photographs! How long will it be there?

  2. How beautiful. They really compliment the plant life.

  3. Beautiful flowers. But are they glass too?

  4. Blown glass is so beautiful, what an artform!

  5. A lovely tour of the Glass in the Gardens, Francine.

  6. Sensational Glass work on such a scale Francine !
    Thanks for showing through your pictures .

  7. Fantastic, Francine! I’d love to go but will have to settle for your beautiful photos. 🙂

  8. Oh what talented artists there are! These are simply stunning, each looks like a rare piece of nature itself. Thanks for sharing your day Francine, I love them 🙂

  9. How wonderful and thanks for sharing since I won’t be able to see them in person.

  10. These are so beautiful!!! Thank you Francine for the treat!

  11. What a great idea! Some of the pieces remind me of Murano glass. Really beautiful and thanks for bringing the exhibit to our attention, Francine.

  12. Oh, how gorgeous, Francine. I would love to be able to go to the exhibition. Thanks so much for your photos. 🙂 That last one has to be Chihuly?

  13. This reminds me of my post on Chihuly’s Garden and Glass. Isn’t the last picture his work Francine? I am like you…can never get enough gardens into a lifetime.

  14. Glass In The Gardens = beautiful glass blown art designs, indeed!

  15. These are beautiful shots 🙂 Thanks for sharing them.

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