Good morning all!
I sure hope everyone is doing well and that life is smiling upon each of you! We goatherders have been keeping busy, which is hardly new. Heck anyone who has critters knows that boredom seldom sets in, and if it does some animal will leap a fence or engage in some other goofy exercise to get us off our bottoms!
As the two week vacation begins to wind down we still have a few things left on the ‘Honey-Do’ list, but they`ll have to wait for another day or two. Yesterday Mister and I, Miss and my darling mother-in-law set off to New York State and the lovely city of Corning. This was our first trip to the famous Corning Glass Museum, although Mister`s father had worked for the Corning Co. for over 35 years.
The weather was kind of gray and misty but actually that was welcomed since it kept the heat down! Of course the museum was fully air-conditioned but the forced cool air wasn`t the only cool thing about this amazing museum! We strolled though exhibits from modern glassware back to the very beginnings of glassblowing. We even got to touch an urn made in Roman times!! From fiber optics and television tubes to Chinese glassworks, we even got to see glass being blown into a stunning bowl. This museum had it all and if anyone is ever in the Corning area, I heartily recommend stopping and spending a few hours.
I literally took over a hundred pictures and wish I could share them all with you. It would get rather tedious though even if you have been sipping my coffee while we looked. So I worked and worked to pick out some of the most stunning works to show everyone. Due to the huge amount of glassware displayed and the various ages I simply narrowed it down to two categories-Contemporary & Historical.
I`ll warn you, this is a pretty heavy load of photos, but they`re all beautiful I assure you.
And yes, all those flowers in and around that old truck are all made of glass! I hope you enjoyed seeing just a fraction of the sights to see at the Corning Glass Museum!