Desert Botanical Gardens

May 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

So there I was in Phoenix, Arizona and as a truck driver, out of hours and needing a restart (regain hours). I had been working diligently on my online college accounting class and was so tired of staring at numbers that I decided I needed a break.

I look on my trusty GPS for "Attractions" in the area and up popped "Desert Botanical Garden". Being that I have been a desert dweller most of my life, that sounded very interesting to me. Besides that, my husband was off on another load and this is the type of things I love to do when he is not around. "Are you done yet?" "We saw it, let's go!"...you know that attitude those adult children can get?!

I arrived and discovered that "Chihuly in the Garden" exhibit was going on (Chi-WHO-ly??), the Butterfly exhibit, the cacti were in bloom (or nearly), and did I mention flower??!!! Yes, wildflowers galore! And a few bloomin' trees to boot!

Well let me tell you about Dale Chihuly...he's a dude that blows glass into some of the most beautiful and colorful sculptures you've ever seen in your life! It was integrated throughout the garden with the cacti displays and it was amazing to say the least! I hear he has a gallery at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada and has done these exhibits all over the world in different venues.

I have included a gallery of some of the photos I took on that spring day in April 2014. I was there about four hours, it did almost hit 90 degrees and was a beautiful sunny day. Let me tell you, it was well worth the $20 (minus a 20% discount with your AAA card!). I enjoyed every minute, every snapshot and there was even a snake and chipmunk show! No not dog and pony! That wasn't planned but that little chipmunk did NOT like that king snake one bit and she let him know it!

I hope you all enjoy the show! There are over 200 photos in this gallery and I love them all! I hope you do too! Oh, and added bonus, I took out the macro extensions and got some cool stuff with that too! I decided to keep this all together in it's own special place, hence the "Desert Botanical Garden" gallery!


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