Thursday, April 14, 2016

More Zen Moments


I'm following up from yesterday's post with a few more photos from the first home we visited last Sunday on the Phoenix Home & Garden tour.  Phoenix Home & Garden is a local magazine that features architectural and design worthy homes.  The tour was organized to benefit the Desert Botanical Garden which I think all of you know is near and dear to my heart.

Above is one of the flower lined walkways leading to the home.


This shot looks across the sweeping lawn toward the home.


Along the way toward the house we pass another zen-like place, a beautiful little koi pond.


In a quiet little spot between the guest house and the main house was a small rose garden with two rows of roses in all shades and varieties.  I thought this one was especially beautiful.


In this last shot you will see my four friends heading out the driveway so we can move on to the next garden spot on the list.  Yes, those are umbrellas we are all holding.  Sunday gave us a beautiful day of rain showers and cooler temperatures.  

13 comments:

Andy said...

Nice photos Sharon. This garden is a beaut.

Christine said...

A beautiful garden! I love the koi pond especially!

Karl Demetz said...

Really a beautiful garden, I'd love to be on the hammock in the second photo !

RedPat said...

What a beautiful place! I thought they had the brollies because of the sun!

Steve Reed said...

I love the snapdragons and the koi, and the bug on the rose -- which MAKES the photo. :)

Halcyon said...

Really beautiful! I especially like your first shot with the lane of flowers. :)

VP said...

Again, this is a really lovely place!

William Kendall said...

The rose is a beauty!

Jacob said...

It is quite incredible to find such a floral oasis in the middle of the desert! I love those tiled walkways and the flora is quite familiar to us Floridians.

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow. That first shot is so beautiful! And if you need more rain, just ask Sharon...

Catalyst said...

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Kate said...

It is a lovely residence and how much fun to see the luxury! The flowers along the path are quite stunning.

Jack said...

This residence has a wide variety of aesthetics, from the colorful walkways in front through the simple green yard to the koi pond and brick. Sometimes too many styles can be jarring, but it looks quite nice here.