I admit to being a bit frustrated by WP because when I look at my favorite part of the indoor installation (or maybe tied for first with the first installation I shared), the colors don’t appear as nearly as deep and bright as they were and as they look on my iPad. So using your imagination, picture yourself rounding the corner from the other room to behold these marvelous creations, all rich shades of yellow/orange/gold, deep and vibrant against a dark background, looking like some sorts of extraordinary sea creatures in the quiet deep.

Now turn around to look back (and ignore my husband’s fingers that sneaked their way into my photo but weren’t noticed by me until I went to get ready to insert it into the post.) I do have photos on my camera sans fingers, I imagine, but we’re in the process of getting my mom into a care home and there are so many things to do: papers to fill out, forms to be taking to the doctor’s office, decisions of all sorts to be made, and then the ongoing daily things such as getting my parents’ main meal ready, cleaning, etc., and I haven’t had a chance to upload any photos, so enjoy looking at what that finger is showing you and have a grand Wednesday. Yes, there will be more details and closeups after Thursday Doors tomorrow.

  1. restlessjo says:

    They are stunning, aren’t they? And yes, I readily forgive WordPress and your husband’s finger. Hard times for you. Hope it all comes together smoothly.

  2. Alison says:

    Beautiful ..but could not spot any fingers 😂

    • If you really want to find them, look at the second photo in the bottom right corner. I put my copyright notification right over the main pointing finger. Lol. But even with the fingers in the picture, the sculptures are beautiful.

      • ledrakenoir says:

        Thought the copyright only applied to the finger. 😀 Sorry I couldn’t help it, but it probably will not surprise you. Joke aside, really great work, Janet. 🙂

      • 🤪. Good one, Drake. Not sure if it’s legal to copyright someone else’s finger. Lol. Glad you enjoyed the photos. I enjoyed the joke.

  3. Tish Farrell says:

    All the best with settling your mom. A difficult time for all of you. Tx

  4. peggy says:

    Took awhile to see those fingers. If you had not mentioned them – they would have gone un-noticed. Good luck with your mother. As a person who has been through dealing with elderly
    parents I know how hard it can be. Good luck with everything you must deal with.

  5. Debbie Smyth says:

    Stunning! The colours an light look wonderful to me.
    And my thoughts are with you as care for your parents. I hope it all goes well and the pressures on you ease a little.

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Your photos are beautiful but I take your point. WP frustrates me, too. In my case people who I adore aren’t being alerted to new posts, but lots of shady characters are being alerted.

    • Mostly I’m okay with WP but sometimes they make me crazy. For instance, one small thing that I don’t get is that with the block editor any captions under a photo are always to the left and never in the center. Another blogger told me what you can do to get them centered but it’s just not worth it to me. Why wouldn’t they automatically be centered? And any time I’ve had a question, no “happiness engineer” has ever gotten back to me. Sigh.

  7. pattimoed says:

    Take care, Janet. I know how hard it is when our parents need more care and we’re trying to do our best to help them. As for the photos, I love Chihuly glass. It’s stunning….with or without fingers!

  8. dweezer19 says:

    They really are lovely. At first glance I thought they were autumn leaves! Wishing you well with getting your mother settled into her new home. We went through this with my mother in law. It’s a lengthy process sometimes.

    • I can see how they would remind you of leaves. Yes, it’s a lengthy process but hopefully one that will be for everyone’s good once it’s finished. As I found out in the last couple years, everything dealing with older people seems to be a lengthy process. But maybe it’s just dealing with institutions for anyone at any age.

  9. Amazing work …. and loved the way you used hubby’s finger. I wonder how many of us would have noticed the finger if you didn’t mention it. More importantly, peace and strength to you and yours as you deal with an aging mother.

  10. Tina Schell says:

    LOL Janet – if you hadn’t mentioned the finger I might not have noticed it! And yes, the iPad displays things much more beautifully than my old Mac screen for example. Sorry for your moments of being overwhelmed. We’ve spent the last 7 months in repair/rebuild mode after a serious fire in our home so I am SO in sync with you on that. The good news is it didn’t destroy the whole house which I try remember when it really gets to me. You still have your parents – that’s the good news for you! Neither good news make it any less tolerable except when we remember that it could be worse. Then we smile and carry on 😊. Wishing you an easy day, at least for today!

    • Very sorry to read about the fire. That must have been terrible. Of course the fact that you’re both alive and well is most important but I’m sure you lost many things that you cherished. There are always good things to think about and I have lots of gratitude for them and try to remind myself of at least some of them daily. At the top of the list is a very supportive husband and that makes so much difference.

      The finger was rather fun so I thought I’d mention it. 🙂

      • Tina Schell says:

        With you 100% on that Janet – and remind myself every time I get annoyed at the noise and chaos (like today for example!!). And yes, like you a supportive husband is the key to staying sane no matter what!! Also fortunate on that score.

  11. Cee Neuner says:

    You are right WP doesn’t show things as vibrant as on your computer. I love your photography 😀

  12. scr4pl80 says:

    Gorgeous colors. Hardly noticed the fingers and probably wouldn’t had you not mentioned them. I am having the same kind of busy-ness with my daughter who just had jaw surgery and has her mouth wired shut and a 98-year-old mom in the hospital who has stopped talking and eating. Hugs to you my friend and great job to keep up with things. My blog is last on my list.

  13. pommepal says:

    I was so entranced by the glowing, beautiful sculptures I never noticed the finger Janet. So had to go back to search for it!!! Hope all goes smoothly with your Mams move.

    • Thanks, Pauline. It will be a relief for all of us, including her, when the move is completed. It will mean some adjustments obviously, but she needs to be somewhere where she can be cared for when needed.

      I just mentioned the finger for fun and I’m glad most people didn’t even notice it. 🙂

  14. I had a hard time finding the finger too!! These are beautiful Janet. And I have also noticed my photos look more vibrant when I look at them on my iPad! …We have also gone through the process of putting my mother-in-law in a care facility. It was in the thick of COVID and she had Alzheimer’s. Sadly, she passed away soon after, but she’s at peace now. Hopes and prayers that the transition goes smoothly for all of you. 🙏

  15. de Wets Wild says:

    I think “The Finger” is a marvelous addition to a beautiful photograph!

  16. Wind Kisses says:

    Your mom is lucky to have you, and you will rest easy (as she will) once she is in place.

    I am sure the garden was able to stop you if even for a minute to breath in the precision and beauty of this art. A challenging week the last two weeks, and I finally got to the garden for just an hour and a half. It was so refreshing and it did give me the deep breath I needed. Beautiful photos. I kinda like your husband hand in there. lol. It’s kind of a “look” moment. Donna

  17. They look beautiful in your images with the dark background, but I imagine being there seeing them in person was awesome.

  18. Dan Antion says:

    Those are beautiful

  19. love the finger in the scene; it helps years later to remember the day, remember the eureka moment when you spotted the hand in the photos, remembered the ‘tramites’ regarding your mother. i’m so sorry that you’re dealing with this – it must be really hard – but also what a gift it has been for you to be there to help – for sure the angel doting on many.

    • I’m thankful we moved here because it would be so much more difficult in many ways if we were far away when all this was happening. We’ve been able, partly from necessity, to spend lots of time with both of them and we’ll always be grateful for that. I know they are too.

  20. marianallen says:

    Sara and I are enjoying Blown Away, a glass-art timed competition like The Great British Baking Show only with glass. Glass is an amazing, magical medium!

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