Thursday, December 10, 2009

Desert Oasis

My readers must think that I spend all of my free time at the Desert Botanical Garden because I feature so many photos from that location. I find the garden to be a peaceful place to walk and think, but the main reason I have such an abundance of photos from there is the many varied events that take place there every year. There is quite literally something there for everyone and during every season. There are concerts, lecture series, art exhibits, and seasonal festivals and parties. Combine all of that with the beautiful surroundings and the rich plant life and you might be able see why I'm drawn to such a place.



Today I feature a photo from the Desert Oasis area of the garden. It is a desert water hole that might appear in the the rugged desert of the American southwest. I featured this area last April when the Chihuly exhibit was in full swing. I even added a photo of a frog that was sitting on the edge of the water. Click to link to see it.



If I knew someone who had just moved to the Phoenix area and was looking for something interesting to do, I'd recommend a membership to the Desert Botanical Garden. It would be one of the smartest investments they could make in thier new home.

7 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think I remember reading an article in Phoenix Magazine that named the Desert Botanical Garden as the most popular place for Phoenix residents to take out of town visitors.

I hope that the Desert Botanical Garden marketing department follows your blog. You should get a free membership. So should Julie.

brattcat said...

I love grasses of all types and these are beauties.

Catalyst said...

I believe I visited that site when the Chihuly exhibit was there, too. I remember huge "ice cubes" floating in the water.

Jarart said...

We enjoyed going there with you to see the Chihuly exhibit very much. You are right, it is a peaceful place to spend the day.

glenda said...

I love this little desert oasis. You have captured it very nicely.

JM said...

If I had a Desert Botanical Garden close by, I'm sure I would spent much of my free time there too! :-)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a gorgeous spot!