Arizona, Day Two (DBG)
Desert Botanical Garden is usually the main focus of our time in Phoenix, and this year wasn’t an exception. There is another Chihuly glass exhibit there, and I was super excited to see it. When we arrived at the garden parking lot, there were quite a few people there already, and many people driving around looking for parking (as you do). We got lucky, and got a spot very close to the entrance when someone left. A lady stopped her car and demanded to know if we knew if there was an event that day. We told her we didn’t know, we aren’t locals. When we arrived at the entrance, we found out quickly that it was their once-a-month ‘Free Day’. Great. We saved $44, but the place was overrun with humanity. It wasn’t, however, so bad as to be intolerable.
I love DBG, and I loved all the new Chihuly installations. It was a great day! Here are lots of photos, in no particular order.
I’ve always loved the garden’s plantings, and how they are arranged. Here are a few photos of this. There is a tourist in a couple. My mom makes a good tourist, and a good size reference for scale.
I think the rest of the photos for this post all contain Chihuly glass. Yay! Below are ‘Sapphire Star’ (which is the focal point at the Garden Entrance gate), two photos of ‘Citron and Yellow Fiori’, and ‘Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower’.
‘Black Niijima Floats and Neodymium Reeds’, ‘Blue Fiori Sun’, ‘White Belugas’, and ‘Sonoran Boat’.
‘Black and White Reeds and Fiori’, ‘Yellow Reeds’, ‘Yellow Herons’, and ‘Red Reeds’.
Two photos of ‘White Tower’, and two photos of ‘Jade and Crimson Thorns’.
‘Erbium Pink Fiori and Neodymium Reeds’, ‘Neodymium Reeds’, and two photos of ‘Red Sun’.
This last installation is called ‘Polyvitrio Chandelier’, and I wanted to include a video, so you can see just how immense this cluster of hanging glass balls is!