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January 25, 2008

happy lemony birthday

Lemony Webbles is four years old this month. It's been a great service and blessing to me. Thanks to Husayn for introducing me to the idea of a weblog and to Billy for making it happen again and again. And thanks to everyone that reads it! Would anyone be willing to give Lemony Webbles a birthday present? At this time of year, I really need to draw beautiful things to myself since it's so cold and not flower-ful. (Teresa sat dejectedly down yesterday and said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "It's useless. I can't have a tea party because the zinnias are brown and sleeping." I completely understand the sentiment. However, I can't stand to see a dejected two year old so I'll be bringing some flowers home from the grocery store for her tea party ASAP.) So here's what I want. Please write back in the comments and answer this question:

What's the most beautiful thing you've seen or otherwise experienced in the last two months? And if it's something I can see, please include a link.

You're all tagged.

And I'll start: The most beautiful thing I've seen lately is the glass ceiling installation by Dale Chihuly at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. The colors in his art glass are so edible and luminous and they have this round couch-y thing for you to lie back on under it that slowly rotates so you can take in the whole thing a little at a time. Amazing concept and the perfect cure for winter if you can't make it to Hawaii. A link, a link, can I find a link... here's a picture of it, but I don't think it does it justice http://www.childrensmuseum.org/themuseum/fireworks_ofglass/ceiling.htm
For better pictures of Chihuly's work, including more ceilings, he's got his own site, simply: www.chihuly.com

Posted by Bahiyyih at January 25, 2008 08:59 AM
Comments

This photograph just takes my breath away:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohemiangirldesigns/2190885732/

Oh what beautiful light and subject matter!

Posted by: liza at January 25, 2008 05:15 PM

Dear Bahiyyih:

The beautiful things I see are my grandchildren and greats. They are so amazingly lovely and I thank
God for them every day. I hope you see them that way too. You and Layli were beautiful like that too.

Love you
ňĚrandma

Posted by: Patty at January 25, 2008 05:37 PM

Whenever I'm in need of beauty, trees help. Here's a link to photos/paintings of trees. You'll come into the site with autumn trees, but you can click on summer if you yearn for sunny things.

http://www.art.com/asp/display-asp/_/ID--12142/autumn.htm?ui=D064E18AEA7F44939A75EFA070FE8828

Congratulations on your four-year-old.

Love forever,

Mom

Posted by: Nana at January 25, 2008 11:52 PM

I LOVE Chihuly! There's a glass blowing studio here in Seattle that is strongly influenced by his style, and we like to go and watch them blow glass. It's mesmerizing to watch. Another beautiful thing I've seen a lot of this week has been the sun. Seriously.

Posted by: Katie at January 26, 2008 02:26 AM

I LOVE Chihuly! There's a glass blowing studio here in Seattle that is strongly influenced by his style, and we like to go and watch them blow glass. It's mesmerizing to watch. Another beautiful thing I've seen a lot of this week has been the sun. Seriously.

Posted by: Katie at January 26, 2008 02:27 AM

It's not something to see, but its beauty makes me cry. There is a song by Smith and Dragoman called Divine Tapestry, which is "a tapestry of four languages (Persian, Arabic, Bembe and English). The words of the song are from the Bayan..." Here is a link to their site, and then just click on the song after scrolling down the page. www.smithanddragoman.com/music.html

My soul likes to dance to it and bring my body along.

Posted by: Sherri at January 26, 2008 09:05 AM

Dear friends, thank you so much for all the beauty! I feel so loved. The girls especially enjoyed the music. I noticed that as soon as I had turned my mind toward finding beauty, it was EVERYWHERE! I love how that works.

Posted by: bahiyyih at January 28, 2008 04:20 PM

Lucy and I received a gift of a season's pass to the Botanic Gardens and had the greatest time walking through the greenhouses, complete with orchids and HUGE banana trees. The climate was so perfect in there! A definite bright spot in the throes of winter. Chicagobotanic.org

Posted by: Layli at January 29, 2008 09:46 AM

Oh, check this out - Annie's latest entry is entitled Beauty. Coincidence? I don't think so!

http://www.maddestofhatters.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Layli at January 29, 2008 10:19 AM