Back in October 2012 my sweet friend Ann posted pics that she and friend Allison had taken at a glass exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. Not just any glass exhibit but Dale Chihuly's works of art, sprinkled across the landscape.
I was intrigued.
From the Dallas Show
I didn't think much more about it.
Back in March of this year, my brother Steve posted photos on Facebook of the Chihuly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden outside of Phoenix, Arizona. I knew I wasn't going to be anywhere near Arizona, so while I still wanted to see the exhibit, I did not pursue it.
Chihuly in Arizona
Right before we left Colorado in June I got a flyer in the mail. Chihuly at the Denver Botanic Gardens from June until November.
Flat out gonna happen.
The girls and I were headed back to Colorado and just by coincidence, we were flying into Denver. Then my friend Diana sent me an email from China. She would be back in Denver the same time that we were back at the cabin. Plans started to shape up.
Same boat, different garden.
Denver Botanic Garden
Looked like plants...but no.
At first I didn't even realize these weren't lily pads. .
I am so glad we went.
This was supposed to represent fire coming across the prairie.
I'll go with that.
The Denver Botanic Gardens by themselves are gorgeous. I had never been before, but I will be back.
And the Chihuly Exhibit?
Dr. Seuss joined hands with Lewis Carroll to create a fantasy Wonderland.
Dr. Seuss, right?
I think these guys were my favorites.
Proof I was there!I want to go back.
(I'm making this an honorary challenge because it was something I wanted to do, didn't get around to, still wanted to do and somehow ended up making it happen. And I'm so happy I did. And that is the whole point of this list. To do the things I want to do, even if a few hoops have to be jumped through to do them, and make things happen. )