No, I didn’t sneeze. Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned glass artist and there’s an installation of his works at the Dallas Arboretum. (Just extended through 12/31, I hear, so there’s still time to see it.) I moseyed down there one evening with Samantha and Laura.
We had a grand time roaming the grounds admiring the glass. We arrived just before dusk, in time to get a good look at things like this:
Then as darkness fell, some pieces really came into their own:
It was a fabulous evening of fabulous art in a fabulous setting. I highly recommend it! You’ll need a reservation for a night-time ramble, but it’s worth planning ahead a little. They’re open select evenings from 6-9 and it takes every minute of that to see everything. Well, it does if you putter and stop to take photos every few feet.
Here’s a link to the arboretum’s site: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/
P.S. As we are an area known for wind and hailstorms (though thankfully nothing as violent as the recent devastation of Sandy), one might wonder as to the practicality of leaving a bunch of glass outside. Apparently pieces do occasionally break and when they do, one of Chihuly’s talented minions comes in to fix it. Just thought you’d like to know!