I love beautiful glass. The work of Dale Chihuly absolutely amazes me. I am one of those people that will jump right into something if it appeals to me but glass is intimidating. Working with an open flame seems a bit scary. Instead, I have collected beautiful glass over the years. I have a lovely collection in one of my studio windows. It makes me happy. The garden in my front yard does not get much sun and not much grows there. Every year I have planted and every year the flowers are mostly dead by July. This year I decided not to waste the money. I decided to make a glass totem and fill my garden with art instead. You can see the totem in the top photo along with some painted rocks. The next two photos are some 'flowers' I have created. I have yet to devise a stem for them. The stem will need to be quite robust as the glass is fairly heavy.