I just realized that I created this post for my trip to Oregon, but forgot to schedule it to be published. Sorry for the delay, here it is!
Fort Stevens State Park (Hammond, OR)
On the recent Northwest Camping Trip Extravaganza, we stopped at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Chihuly loved to integrate his work into and take inspiration from the natural world. Many of his pieces mimic natural flora shapes but seem other-worldly, especially when they are placed in nature instead of in a museum. I really enjoyed the gardens, but it was especially thrilling to see several White-crowned Sparrows frolicking in the gardens and sitting on the art pieces.
Here are some photos of the garden and the sparrows. I’ve also included a video of one sparrow taking a bath in a tiny puddle in a rock surrounded by Chihuly glass pieces. This museum and garden experience were one of the highlights of the trip