Surprisingly, glass can be an ideal medium for decorating your home on the outside. Bright colours, illuminated by sunlight, provide a focus of contrast to more neutral siding -- a particularly welcoming sight in northern climates where flowers bloom for only 3 or 4 months. Well-tempered glass thrives in all temperatures, even the harsh winters we have in Collingwood. In one of the pictures below the glass maple leaves fastened to a garage wall had just been hit by flying snow, reminding me of an unexpected November storm. The other sculpture has adorned a home in Collingwood for several years now. The garden sculpture is even older and although it gets buried each winter under a snow drift it is a welcome sight on the first thaw. To see more fusion glass sculptures go to http://www.turtlecreekglass.ca/.