Chihuly Glass Art Garden, Seattle Washington

I first heard of Chihuly, when visiting Kalamazoo, MI and they had a show of his art at the local Glass art shop. One of the reasons I starting working in Radiology was the cool way you could look thru the film – it was translucent and how every image was different. I have now been working over 30 years in Radiology and film no longer exists, but I still love looking at the images on the monitor. I feel drawn in to Chihuly glass in the same way I do when I was first attracted to Radiology imaging, both have a depth and detail and I am fascinated. These pieces are huge in scale, which makes it fun like a giant animal or sea creature.

Neon Yellow Blown Glass next to the space needle nestled in a black grass garden.

How amazing!

I loved this place, David, he was more interested in checking out the bees in the garden and testing his theories of electric charge and bees on flowers. Oh well, we both had fun!

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

25 thoughts on “Chihuly Glass Art Garden, Seattle Washington

    1. I know I LOVED it, David said it was ok. He does not love Glass like I do, I just love the complexities of the thicker glass. If I ever win the lottery big, I would buy one of his pieces, which were for sale, but were way way outside of our price range now.

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    1. Ok, first he is a bee keeper, so knowing that he studies A lot on bees. His theory is, there is a natural mild electric charge in everything including the flowers, and the bees (and us of course) – bees are attracted to the color, but can sense the charge as well. When a bee touches the flower – he thinks this slightly discharges the charge on the flower, which is why a bee might touch a flower, but not collect pollen, because it senses it was just collected and moves on. He was watching the bees and believes his theory is right, and was collecting more proof.

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