Realizing that I had not posted for many weeks, I guess I officially took time off from blogging. Plain and simple, it's been a bit of a lull period, where nothing compelling or not-so-compelling or even a bit compelling bubbled up as it normally does. It happens. I hope I'm back!
This morning leafing through the latest issue of Sunset magazine I saw a photo featuring the current exhibition at the Desert Botanical Museum in Phoenix, "The Nature of Glass" by Dale Chihuly. I am a big fan of this glass artist, extraordinaire. I am also a big fan of the desert. Especially during spring. This Kalliope's allergies and Portland are at odds. Not to mention sun deprivation, rusting instead of tanning, and all the other symptoms that arise in early April, let's say it makes for a love-hate relationship with my current hometown!
Many years ago, my husband, my dear in-laws and I spent an afternoon in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens, and I loved it, in spite of 105 degree plus temperatures, in the middle of summer and fear of heat stroke! So be still my heart when I saw the images of Chihuly glass, throughout the gardens. The exhibition runs until May 31st, and I think it may be worth a trip to the desert to experience this once in a lifetime matching of pure beauty and inspiration. Wow.