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Monday, April 11, 2005
  Yellow, yellow

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This glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly was displayed at the Kew Gardens orchid festival in March. I liked it for it's brightness and complexity and density and roundness, but it didn't feel right alongside the lush, fragile, pastel orchids. I can't think they were the kind of thing the artist was alluding to. It came back to me, though, when I saw the bright bush, with all those same qualities, flowering in my street.

Jude asks what the bush is. I think it's Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'.
I had wanted to visit Kew Gardens so much when I was in London a few weeks ago. How I love that place! No one I was with really wanted to do that and I convinced myself that it was too early in the season - blah, blah! We had seen a wonderful exhibit of Chihuly in Buffalo a few years ago, and then again in Seattle a couple of years later - the thought of Chihuly at Kew is too much for me to bear that I was so close to seeing it. Thanks so much for this piece!
What a joy is that yellow bush in your street. Can you tell us what it is?
The sculpture really does look like that bush!

I keep thinking what a pain it must have been to move and hang it without breaking it.

Whilst scrolling I came across the picture of yellow bush. I have been looking for the name of this so that I can plant one in my garden. Thank you.

The universe does provide..
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