I just returned from a trip to Arizona, the land of blue skies, sunshine and warm weather. While there a had a chance to go to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I love visiting there when in Arizona, the gardens are so different from I'm used to in the midwest. That is the wonderful thing about traveling, experiencing something different! The Botanical Garden was featuring an installation from extraordinary glassworker Dale Chihuly. This is the second time Chihuly's work has been featured at this center.
Fortunately or unforunatly depending on your point of view, I couldn't resist taking lots of pictures!
This was one of my favorite pictures.
These cactus looked like star fish to me.
This boat filled with glass was floating on a pond. I love the reflection of the glass on the water.
I'd hate to fall into these prickly cactus.
This lavendar coordinates with the glass spikes below.
It is truly amazing how these glass sculptures are assembled.
I hope this was not like watching someones travel slides but as a garden enthusiast I loved being able visit this garden and sharing it with you. But sadly I am back in the cold, we have about 2 to 3 feet of snow on the ground back here in Michigan. Luckily I missed the minus 13 degree temperatures while I was gone. I went snowshoeing today, a far cry from strolling in a desert garden!
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