Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chihuly night and day at the Desert Botanical Garden

This past week I once again visited the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  I was so excited to visit, since Dale Chihuly currently has a display at the garden.  For anyone who follows me, you know I LOVE Dale Chihuly glass art!  I even had a dream one night that Dale Chihuly decided to tutor me in the making of glass art.  I think the best time to book a time to visit the garden is between 4-8pm, when you can see the art by day and by night.  I think it looks magnificent by night!  The display will be at the gardens through May 18th.  So if you have a way to visit the gardens, I highly recommend it!  Here are a few pictures of Chihuly by day and by night.





Friday, March 14, 2014

Mount San Jacinto State Park

While in California in February I went hiking in Mount San Jacinto State Park.  To get to the state park I rode the Palm Springs aerial tramway up 6,000 feet.  The tram takes about 10 minutes to get to the top and slowly rotates so you don't miss any views.  The park has great views of Palm Springs, the San Andreas fault, etc.











Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Joshua Tree National Park

In late February I traveled to California for some much needed warm weather.  Part of my travels included Joshua Tree National Park.  The weather was beautiful and so was the park.  So many great rock formations, and, of course, the Joshua Trees!
















Monday, February 17, 2014

Start Marking Your Calendars Now! Garden Events for this spring and summer

Wow, can you believe that it's almost March?  I feel like winter is never going to end.  I can't remember a winter that has ever been this cold.  Let's hope for an early spring.
 
There are lots of things to look forward to this spring and summer.  Here is a just a short list. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Some winter garden crafting

It started with an old ashtray I embellished with some beads.
I attached it to an old candle drip tray, added some painted plastic spoons and some more beads.

I added a small green plate and a painted green bud vase.

Once it's warm out I will put it on top of an old snow fence pole.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

The cold weather is good for something

Here is one good thing about our recent cold weather.  You can get some great fog pictures!   I took these at Jefferson Park in Menasha.