Glass Garden

If it weren't for friends and family coming to visit, I would never get out and see a lot of the great stuff Seattle has to offer.  Thanks to requests by my mother and sister, I got to see Chihuly Garden & Glass two times this summer.  My favorite parts are the glass garden where Dale Chihuly's glass pieces are mixed in with real plants and the amazing glass sculpture hanging in the ceiling of the conservatory, shown here in this shot taken by my sister, Kat.  I came away inspired and with some ideas for new patterns brewing.