Thursday, August 5, 2010

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Today we went to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids MI with Aunt Elaine and Gwen.

There's a special exhibit running from April 30 through September 30 by Dale Chihuly who is a glass blowing artist. Below are some images from our tour of the gardens and the amazing sculptures by Chihuly.

It was a very overcast and humid day and we did lots of walking.

We had a nice lunch in the cafe where more glass sculptures were to be found overhead.

I took tons of pictures but think it is time to call it a day. Hope you've had a wonderful Wednesday. Peace & Blessings, Tammy


Susan said...

Wow, Tammy. That was a great tour. Loved the glass sculptures, especially the turquoise ones and the ones overhead. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Take care. Susan

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh my goodness, those glass sculptures are amazing. I can tell you are enjoying yourself here, and getting in as much as you can. Thanks for sharing these amazing images.
I love that Chris Daughtry song :-)

Diane said...

The only time I ever saw Dale Chihuly's glass was in Mayo Clinic with my daughter. 4 or 5 huge glass fantasy chandeliers hang in a spacious atrium. I was never the same somehow, his glass just touched me. This must have been a beautiful place to go. I wish I could have been a little mouse in your pocket. Diane

Susan said...

Hi Tammy.....the pictures of the gardens are beautiful. You have really had a great trip. I have enjoyed seeing the journey, thanks. I am sorry to say that I have plans for Saturday. I would have loved to visit with you again. Have a safe trip home. Susan

Anonymous said...

Chihuly is amazing and you got to see his work up close and personal. My favorite (if there is such a thing) is the boat....very soothing. Sure wish he'd have a display in Colorado. I'd SO go and see it.
Beautiful gardens and beautiful plants. The terra cotta wall of succulents is so pretty, too. Wouldn't it be fun to have all those lovely plants in our homes?
Great music today. Daughtry is wonderful and I'm hanging out here writing things so I can hear the whole song. :)
And you are going home. Safe travels..........

La Dolce Vita said...

are those dale chilhuly pieces? they are just as fab as the gardens!! lovely post!

crochet lady said...

Wow the glass is so great, how interesting!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Those are AMAZING! What works of art.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Ohhh what a cool place! I love all those odd sculptures!


Melissa said...

Enjoy the greenery baby. Enjoy the last few days to the fullest. I really liked the shots of the sculptures. You should have them framed. Good to get your walking in. Haven't done much of it since being back. I have been out to the Avenues a few times to stretch my legs and done some organizing (nesting) around here. Other than that, I've been pretty sedate. At least the weather has been pretty cooperative. Sorry to depress you with my ramblings. Thanks for all the color and beautifulness of your adventure.

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My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Tammy,
Glad to hear that your are still having a great holiday.
I haven't forgotten you, keep enjoying your trip.
Keep smiling,

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Tammy!!!

Gosh his work is gorgeous! I think I saw some of his work at is very unique and so very amazing!!!!!

Guess who got a package this week??? I DID!!!!
And I was giggling like a little kid when I saw it was from YOU!!!!!
You spoil the HECK out of me girl!!! (& I love it!) tee hee!

The boys are out of town tonight so I'm about to put on my jammies and open it up!!!!

I'm so excited and as always...I'm even more excited knowing that you thought of me :)))

It's about that time for you to leave. I know your heart is heavy but there's no place like home. I'm sure your hubby misses you and the boys and is more than ready to have ya'll back at home with him :)))

I hope ya'll have a safe and worry free flight, xoxo~

Yarni Gras! said...

oh my! How I wish I could have been there...those sculptures are amazing..thanks so much for sharing them with us :-)

Elaine said...

hope you arrive home safe ..I know the boys were anxious to be back with friends and own room.
I posted a new blog find me at

Hugs to you all Aunt Elaine

koralee said...

This looks amazing...what a lovely spot. Thank you for sharing all the JOY! Hugs for a great new week. xoxoxox

A Fanciful Life said...

HI Tammy,

What wonderful displays of art. Looks like another fabulous time (even if it was humid!). We had a Chihuly exhibit here in San Francisco last year although I did not attend. You have certainly had a great trip!
Sharon :-)

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