Life In Color: Yellow!

Today, we are flying (virtually) to the Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never been to Cheekwood Gardens either. Today, I will feature some of the yellow Chihuly pieces. And some of the garden yellows!

My first thought, on the very, very, very large pieces of glass was, how long does it take to assemble the pieces once they get to their destination? They have a stabilizing center pole and each glass piece is placed in a specific hole. Similar to putting a Christmas tree together! I got up close and looked! MY second question was, how many pieces break in transit? Since we visited during COVID there weren’t curators in the garden to answer my questions!  Darn!

Chihuly in the Garden

Here is another Chihuly piece! You can see how large they can be! The previous photo just showed the bottom of a piece close up!

Chihuly in the Garden

The ornamental peppers are planted en masse completing a ring around the flower beds! It was quite cheerful!

Ornamental Peppers in the Garden

There were a bazillion orchids in the greenhouse garden………

Orchids in the Greenhouse

and you can never go wrong with a daisy!


I hope you have enjoyed my YELLOWs today! See you next week!

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Life In Color: Yellow

26 Comments Add yours

  1. BeckyB says:

    So much fabulous yellow 💛

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  2. margaret21 says:

    What a yellow feast! I’ve never seen any Chihuly works in the flesh, but these photos make it look as though I’m going to have to try to.

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    1. Oh, we waited a good while for the Chihuly exhibit to come to a garden near to us! We drove 7 hours to see it! And it was definitely worth it!

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      1. margaret21 says:

        Right. I’m on the look out. Thanks


  3. Suzanne says:

    That chihuly is truly amazing. I have never seen one before. Lovely cheery yellow images for a Monday morning.

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    1. Oh, good! It’s still Sunday and not a very cheery day here this morning…..we got SNOW! I needed the yellows today!

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  4. maristravels says:

    They make the heart sing.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    Aside from the daffodils, there’s not much yellow in my backyard! Love those daisies – are they Black-eyed Susans?

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  6. restlessjo says:

    I can see you’re going to have fun with this! Chihuly comes in a rainbow of colours 🙂 🙂

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  7. Joyce says:

    Gorgeous photos and a nice winter pick-me-up!

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  8. Fabulous! Have seen Chihuly pieces in Las Vegas and Denver. Very impressive.

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    1. Annabel were they same features or were they different for different gardens?


      1. I *think* this is him in Las Vegas, but not 100% sure now.


    2. Wow! Very similar but different! I wonder if there is way they mix and match the pieces?


      1. I Love the really big flowers! Didn’t see anything like that!


      2. Yes, I thought it had similarities. Stunning!


  9. Heyjude says:

    Chihuly sculptures are absolutely amazing, I would love to see them in the flesh, so’s to speak. But what really grabbed my attention here Cady is that header photo of the plane! It is just so yellow 😁

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    1. Yes, I really liked it too!

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  10. Marie says:

    Wonderful photos……

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  11. We saw the Chihuli exhibit at Biltmore in Asheville two years ago, I think. It was fantastic.

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    1. Yes we had tickets for that and I had emergency back surgery and that went right out the door!


  12. Teresa says:

    Love the airplane!

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  13. M.B. Henry says:

    That glasswork is insane! Great pics – love the airplane too 🙂


    1. Oh, thanks! I think you are looking at the Chihuly Glass right? It is really impressive to see in person and was worth the wait!

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