Here are my last few photos from our visit to the Phipps Conservatory a few weeks ago. Everything there was so beautiful, but my favorite sight was these sculptures by Hans Godo Frabel. Their long lines are both whimsical and elegant at the same time, and they seem right at home among the dark water and hanging moss in this display.
Also on display were several glass pieces by Dale Chihuly. My sister and brother-in-law took me to see an exhibit of his in Virginia Beach when I was a teenager, and I fell in love with the color and form of his work. Each piece seems to be a celebration of life, and never has this seemed more evident to me than when I saw them bursting from the gardens at the Phipps.