Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Marbles?

My son has a decent size collection of marbles including some that he inherited from his grandpa H. When we saw these ones I let him take the photographs (we have more).
Now if you have visited any of my blogs over the past few months you have to know that these "marbles" are not quite what they seem. They are in fact part of a series of Dale Chihuly exhibits that just wrapped up in Nashville. This section was in the Japanese Garden at Cheekwood.
My favorite marble is the orange & green one closely followed by the blue discs.
All the marbles on the gravel had the echoing circles raked into the gravel below them. it was interesting to see. Darling son had to do some contortions in bushes to get the above shot of the blue one :)
If you want to see more Niijima floats and learn more about Chihuly's work visit I also recommend looking in google photographs for some amazing views of his installations.
Then head on over to to see more of the participants in Outdoor Wednesday.


  1. Love Dale Chihuly,I have taken several pictures of his creation in the Lobby of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.These are so amazing.Thanks for sharing.I'm thinking that Japanese Garden at Cheekwood in Nashville is a must see.
    thanks for visiting LazyonLoblolly and your sweet comment is so appreciated.

  2. Fantastic! I am a big fan of Chihuly. Tell your son...good job!

  3. Those marbles ahev beautiful colours. Very special. Maybe when your husband needs to visit our country again you can come too and see the sights. Im am sure you ill like it. IN spring it is the most beautiful I think with the tulips and all.

  4. Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  5. Oh, what beautiful pieces these are, Carol! Your son took some great photos here, and I loved how colorful the orbs are. Amazing! Thank you for sharing these with us.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


    Sheila :-)

  6. Carol, these are very interesting display of art. I recognize the Japanese Garden because of the circular design of the gravel/sand.

    Thanks for dropping by.

  7. Talk about having all your marbles! Thanks for stopping by. We've been working away on a little facelift so I hope you'll peek at us again the next few weeks. Jane F.

  8. I love the photos of the beautiful and interesting marbles. He did a great job of arranging them and shooting at just the right camera angle. Good job!
    Hugs, Jeanne


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