I'm loving being able to get out and about after so much time spent on what felt like house arrest. Denis and I have been to the Wildlife World Zoo, and although I already knew we'd be back, I've learned that the zoo now has pygmy hippopotamuses, so I think the visit will be much sooner than originally thought.
But enough of the zoo. If you've been reading my blog, you know that I love the Desert Botanical Garden. Now... if I can get to the zoo, you know that means the Desert Botanical Garden is next. What Denis and I didn't anticipate was the weather front that came through the Phoenix area on the day we visited. It was overcast and cold. What Phoenicians mean by cold weather can be entirely different from what other folks think is cold, but take a look at this--
|Icicles! In Phoenix!|
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are icicles. I was so glad when the clouds starting moving out and the sun came out during the last half of our visit!
The Desert Botanical Garden is currently host to a new art exhibit. Here's their promo about it:
"Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. On display now on the Garden’s desert trails."
You'll see several photos of the exhibition starting right...now!
|Frogs at the entrance|
|Meerkats & Chihuly glass|
|For those who are tired of winter.|
|Agaves and a b-i-g snail.|
|The emu bushes are starting to blossom.|
|I loved this little blooming Bonzai with its tire swing!|
|The lavender is blooming, too.|
|Crocodile tears on the way to the Webster Auditorium.|
|A pair of Gambel's quail at the Patio Café.|
|I love this squirrel's dappled fur. It likes eating at the Patio Café, too.|
|A young roadrunner even came up to me for a visit at the Patio Café. I love how it hasn't lost all its baby fuzz.|
I have more photos that I want to share, but I'll save them for another post. I don't want you folks on "vacation slides" overload!