What could it be?
Look close. :-) Spot that squiggly yellow?
It's Chihuly Art Glass ~ bigger than life. These delightful blown-glass sculptures were 'planted' throughout the Desert Botanical Gardens of Phoenix.
Okay, so first off, if you've been on this blog before, you know I'm all snowed in this time of year. Living in a ski resort and pretending I'm happy with the concept of winter.
I do love winter but not so much this year. Typically our winters are mild with freshly fallen, white snow and bright blue skies. It's why we call them Bluebird Days. But, we've been sadly short of Bluebird Days, this winter. It's been grey, ugly... horribly depressing.
And, there's really only one thing to do when faced with such a terrible state of affairs...
So, I tossed Bad Dog in the car and we bee-lined it south. Out of the snow and the grey and the cold.
Into the land of perpetual summer. AKA Phoenix.
Be still my heart...
Where the Bougainvillea brightly blooms...
Could you be cuter?
Lantana adds cheery color to everybody's waterwise yards...
And, I get to kick back with friends in a kinder climate to plot and plan on how to make best use of these sunshine-y days.
On this particular day, we strolled along the paths of the Botanical Gardens. It's a magical place. Particularly magical for folks who are unfamiliar with all the life and beauty a desert landscape has to offer.
Made even more spectacular by the gigantic blown glass sculptures throughout the gardens. Without a doubt, this was the most enjoyable hike I'd ever done.