Summer in the Arboretum Garden ...
My house-guests are away visiting other relatives for a few days but will return on Saturday. I thought I would write a quick post on one of our activities that I had been looking forward to for a few weeks.
We spent several hours at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum where we toured the grounds and checked out one of the summer exhibits. This is the largest public garden in the upper Midwest and is over 1,000 acres (4.60 km2).
The arboretum features unusual art works every year and this one is quite stunning! It is called Nature in Glass and features the work of Craig Mitchell Smith. The exhibit contains 32 unique and stunning glass sculptures that adorn the Arboretum outdoor gardens and collections.
Mr. Smith designed large iridescent, fused-glass sculptures that were created specifically for the Arboretum's unique outdoor setting. This is one of the best exhibits I have seen at the Arb. and I was very happy to find several of the pieces of art and photograph them. I missed a few, and will return later on a less hot and stifling day!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour. I'll be back here again before you know it, but right now I need to start getting ready for my guests return! Please have a lovely weekend! ~ Diane