Jun 11

Completion Of The Daffodil Terrace And Start Of A Big Road-Trip

by Mike Miller

Here, Lyndsey Morel and I return to apply colors and initial finishes to the Daffodil Terrace. Re-construction of the original Tiffany super-structures continues over our slab. I return a bit later and daughter, Karley Miller, and I repair minor construction-related trauma and apply final finishes. Karley is through with her field biologist gig, with The Nature Conservancy, at Tiger Creek, near Lake Wales Ridge, Florida, so, she and I make our way back to California. Our only agenda was a stop in Dallas, to inspect a potential penthouse remodel project, and, another in Boulder, for a quick meeting with Whole Foods, AND, to stay on back-roads and off the interstates!

A computer generated rendering of The Daffodil Terrace
A computer generated rendering of The Daffodil Terrace, from the outside in.

Original Tiffany
Here’s an example of the primary Tiffany artifacts… The Daffodil Terrace was named after these lovely floral column capitols, featuring daffodils in embedded cast and cut glass, in pre-cast natural gray concrete.

Tiffany Artifact
And here’s another Tiffany artifact, not from The Daffodil Terrace, but, rather, from the museum’s archives. This was selected to provide us with the color and quality of the patina to “shoot for”, on our slab.

Lyndsey develops the patina, as Karley offers “color commentary”
Lyndsey develops the patina, as Karley offers “color commentary” (hehehe, get it?).

A Tale Of Two Slabs
This time, from the inside out, Karley and I pose in front of the nearly completed slab. I was to return and she was to help repair minor construction trauma, and, to apply final finishes, before leaving on THE BIG ROAD-TRIP!!!

If you’d like more complete information of installation of this slab, check-out “A TALE OF TWO TOPPING SLABS”, from my column in Concrete Décor magazine.

Gator Encounter
One last gator encounter before hitting the road… Karley will sure miss the gators!!!

Karley and Mike continue to review color and texture, even while vacationing.
Karley and Mike continue to review color and texture, even while vacationing.

Rocky Mountain National Park
And, speaking of color and texture, we saw and discussed plenty of it! Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument (pictured here) and Flaming Gorge Reservoir… WOW!!!

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