A year ago today I started the Phoenix Daily Photo blog and here I am 365 photos later still going strong. It has been quite an adventure and I’ve enjoyed all of it. I’ve learned so much about my city and I see my surroundings in a whole new light.
Since I started, I’ve upgraded my camera equipment and attended many public events that I’ve always wanted to attend, but never found the time.
Today I’ve posted another glass work from the Chihuly: The Nature of Glass exhibit that ran from November through May at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I think of all the events I’ve attended, this one tops the list. I just checked, I visited the gardens 9 times during its 7 month run. What makes this event very special to me is that it taught me that visiting the gardens is not a once a year activity, but something I need to do on a regular basis. The beauty of the desert plant life is to be savored all year long. The Chihuly show was spectacular, but the wildflowers, butterflies, and cactus work their own spectacular magic the year round.