Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blossoms of Light...

A few nights ago, JP and I made a date to experience the Denver Botanic Gardens' magical exhibit of glowing lights. Despite the cold factor, we had a fun time, but we did find ourselves walking with a brisk gait in order to keep warm...brrrrrrr! After we walked through the twinkling gardens, we stopped indoors for a dose of heat and to visit a colossal display case that JP recently built for the gardens to house their botanical drawings in.... I'll post some photos below..... Enjoy...

~ Johanna


* Me, in silhouette, sitting on a bench in front of a glowing tree.....


* A closer look at the tree above...Wow! What patience they must have had wrapping those lights so tightly around and around that trunk!


* Peek-a-boo!... Can you find JP?.....


* Me, crouching below a trio of red & white striped trees.....


* JP on a magenta-lit path leading to the main building.....


* Indoors, JP stands in front of this amazing display case that he built for the gardens...


* A closer look at the beautiful Pomele Sappele wood that makes this showcase so stunning....

10 comments:

Kitty Forseth said...

Hi there!

WOW, the lights are so beautiful! How cool that you have such a special place nearby. As usual, JP's work is perfection, and that wood is amazing, I've never seen it before!

Great cute pics of you both, thanks for sharing :).

xo Kitty

Patty Benedict said...

LOVE the photos! JP's work is amazing!!!!
Your a wonderful creative couple!

It's very cold here in Missouri but not as beautiful as Colorado!
Have a great creative week!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

vintagepaletteart said...

Wow! Johanna! Those pics are just gorgeous! Those lights are so beautiful lit up at night! And No........I would not want the job of winding them around those trees!

Jp is one talented man! I can tell he is a perfectionist just like you in your art. You make the perfect pair!

Stay warm! =D
*Lori

Sylvia Anderson said...

What magical lights!! The photo's are beautiful, and your hubby does fabulous work!

Pop by my blog when you have a chance... I am doing a Valentine's giveaway! :)

Designs by CK said...

Hey Johanna,

WOW what FUN pictures! Those lit trees are gorgeous...I want one now! LOL '-)

JP's cabinet for the Garden is beautiful and what exquisite wood!

Have a GREAT & creative week. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hi Johanna!

Oh my...the lights are gorgeous! And JP's display cases are incredible! What a creative pair!

It's cold here in Ohio too Johanna...I can hardly wait for Spring!

Try to stay warm and have an Enchanted week!

hugs,
Joyce

Mica said...

I stopped by the other day and didn't have time to leave a comment.. so came back while I had a moment to write something. The lights are WOW !!! and that cabinet !!! I would be proud too !! It is big and beautiful.... tell him I said so !!!

Mica

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Johanna, you & JP are an adorable & talented couple. Not only are your Denver Botanic Gardens exhibit of glowing light photos magical, but everything you both are involved with is so very enchanting.

Those lights are beautiful & just viewing them through virtual reality seemed like I was right there.

JP is certainly a brilliant wood artisan like a modern day Hepplewhite or Chippendale with the clean lines of the Shaker craftmanship.

Does JP have a website with his gallery of OOAK Wood Crafting? If he doesn't he should...

Stop by soon, I miss you & your lovely comments.

Bountiful Blessings Always, Lyndy

Carolee said...

What a beautiful light display, and what a talented hubby! Those display cases are gorgeous!

~ Carolee

April said...

Beautiful Display, I should go check it out.
Hugs
April