Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Glass Installation

The glass was installed throughout the Botanical Garden. And there were times it all blended in such an odd, amazing way.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is amazing. Right now there is a glass exhibit by Dale Chihuly. It is amazing and I promise to bore to silly over the next few days with pictures. In fact, since I will be travelling the next few days, I am going to pre-blog some pictures to go up over the next few days.

This is the "opening act" of the exhibit. Although you can actually see one of the pieces from the road, this is the first piece you see after entering the garden.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Saturday Sky, Sunday Arizona Edition

Night sky at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

'Nuff Said

I have been a Steelers fan since sometime in the 70's. And I'm currently in Cardinal's territory. During the show, I had a lot of people stop by my booth wearing red shirts and jerseys.

I don't need to say any more. 27 - 23 says it all!

Maybe I should move here!

After the absolutely miserable, horrid, no good, very bad drive here, Phoenix has been wonderful. Well, what I've seen of it has been! The show I've been working at is in two buildings. Even if only in the morning before the show opens, I've walked between buildings and enjoyed the wonderful weather. We don't have to be in Denver until Tue evening for set-up on Wed. So we're staying an extra day in Phoenix - where the weather is so nice.

Still not much knitting. Well, no, change that. I finished a mitered square on the blanket while at the car wash and that's been it! But I'll be sure to have a project for the two day (17 hours I think) drive to Denver.

So what do you do with a free afternoon in Phoenix? I asked around, and the unanimous recommendation was to visit the Denver Botanical Garden. Which I actually need to make recommendations for! Until May 31, there is a special exhibit by Dale Chihuly. There are some neat pictures from the exhibit on the garden's site. Imagine a glass exhibit installed throughout a botanical garden! On the recommendation of a friend, my reservation is for the 4 pm to 8 pm time slot and I'm really looking forward to going.

And I'm exhausted. (and the "s" key still sticks. very annoying and no idea what to do about it.) And obviously can't sleep. Bob has been gently snoring behind me for several hours. I think I'm just gonna turn everything off and go to bed anyway. At least I don't have to set the alarm clock in the morning!