A few people requested that I show the whole fountain that I featured yesterday so here you have it.The Bob Park’s Horse Fountain on Scottsdale’s Fifth Avenue.This street is a fairly well known shopping area popular with tourists and art collectors.It’s chock full of shops and galleries.
I took a little drive yesterday to seek out some interesting shots.I ended up on Fifth Avenue in Scottsdale which was full of tourists out in shorts and t-shirts enjoying the Arizona sunshine.I noticed that the horses in the Bob Park’s Horse Fountain were all wearing their holiday attire.
While I was at the Town & Country Shopping Center I discovered this Pop-Up art Gallery.These pop-up galleries appear from time to time in vacant stores around town.Sometimes they are there for 2 weeks and sometimes they are around for 2 months.It just depends on the owner of the buildings and how long the space is vacant.It’s always fun to discover one and browse around the interesting art.
I did a little holiday shopping at the Town & Country Shopping Center just before Christmas.It’s such a quaint little center with fountains, huge trees and brick walkways.I thought these lights with their holiday trim were a perfect touch.
In contrast to yesterday’s photo, here is a home with no outdoor light at all, but it still gives off that holiday feeling.
I featured this same house in the Del Norte Historic Neighborhood back in October.
Happy Birthday to my sister Pam. Go out and celebrate today!
There is a wonderful display of BioMythic Masks created by artist Gwynn Popovic in the gallery at the Desert Botanical Garden.The masks blend textures and shapes of natural habitats to form three dimensional masks incorporating a variety of materials.The top photo is a close-up the mask named Shadow.
The small photo shows the whole mask with all of it’s decorative trim.
Here is the annual poinsettia Christmas tree at the Biltmore Fashion Park shopping center.I took this photo on Sunday and as you can see from the shopper’s attire, we are having some very warm weather here.
It seems I can’t resist an opportunity to photograph the beautiful Chihuly sculptures that grace the entrance to the Desert Botanical Garden.I snapped this shot Saturday night when I was there for the Luminarias.
Happy Birthday to my dear friend David! Celebrate the day!
I had dinner with a friend earlier this week at Cibo a urban pizzeria in downtown Phoenix. They have outstanding pizza and pasta in the warm atmosphere of a home that was converted to a restaurant. I just snapped this little table top photo before the room filled with people.
I’m away for a few days and won’t have access to the internet for most of the time.I’ll catch up with all of you in a few days.
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday with great friends who happen to live just down the street from me.At the entrance to the house was this lovely welcoming display that just seemed to be perfect for the chilly weather and the pleasing aroma of food cooking wafting through the house.
Last night I went to the theatre with a good friend to see “Hairspray” by the Phoenix Theatre Company.The performance was spectacular and every bit as good as the original cast production that I saw in New York a few years ago.I was genuinely wowed by the incredible talent on that stage.As I was leaving, the star Lillian Castillo (playing Tracy Turnblad) and Chris Eriksen (playing three parts) were in the lobby so I snapped a picture.Great job Lillian and the entire fabulous cast.
On my drive home from work Tuesday evening, the sky was a bit overcast and then suddenly it started to turn this amazing shade of orange.I was sitting in the middle of heavy traffic and knew I couldn’t get out of my car so I shot this right out of the windshield.