I wanted to share a shot I took on the run if you will. I was in Cave Creek, Arizona for a Father’s Day lunch with my oldest, her husband and my wife. Since I never travel without my camera, no one was surprised when I said I would be right back. A half hour and 70 photographs later, I resurfaced. While the group went shopping, I got a number of “Old West” type shots and then found this courtyard with the trees and plants. The lesson learned here is that I knew my time was limited and the amount of things I kept seeing to take pictures of made me rush. This shot is one of three and they all turned out slightly out of focus on the Bougainville. I remember taking my reading glasses off and on…must have been off at this point…lesson learned! I will probably end up using this as a a basis for a watercolor. I like the color and composition. I was able to get some really great shots that I will be sharing over the next few weeks. Thoughts?
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As a follow-up to last weeks photo excerpt post, I have attached three more shots from the Chihuly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix. I can’t help but admire the creativity in arranging these incredible pieces of art within the desert landscape. The first picture is a surprise because it is nestled in the reeds of a pond and not as open and obvious. The second picture demands center stage with its brilliance and the third represents the range in color of the displays. Enjoy!
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As a follow-up to my “A Walk in the Desert” two weeks ago, I have attached the final two shots I wanted to share from that hike. The first one shows that plantings and a garden are possible even in a desert. There is a lot of use of rock, stone and pots, but everything is lined up in a visually inviting way. The trees provide the much-needed shade along the walkway and create an environment of tranquility. The second shot is a close up of the potted plants. The irrigation is provided internally through the posts and the pots. The plants are native to the desert and are naturally drought resistant. I included these shots not only for the aesthetics of the garden, but to highlight with planning and thought, even a desert can have a garden type element to it. Enjoy!!