Monday, March 17, 2014

Our Beautiful World- Week 38- Green

I was so inspired by the photos shared by Kirsty over at Handmade Little Things and her post for Our Beautiful World that I just had to join in.

The word prompt is Green.  My favorite color.  On a day that we wear green (my favorite color) and eat green (at least at my house where I use St. Patrick's Day to celebrate, you guessed it, my favorite color) and drink green (ok, not me because I'll celebrate this evening at home with the family, but lots of folks drink green beer today!).

I thought I'd share these photos taken with my camera at the Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix, Arizona. 
The cactus is somewhat green- you'll forgive the photos taken with my phone.  These glass sculptures, created by Dan Chihuly, are on display until May 18th.  I snapped these photos last December on a visit.  We've been back many times since then.  The photos do not do the sculptures any justice whatsoever as they are just beautiful in person.

I've linked a photo up over at Our Beautiful World.

Come see the entries which are much more beautiful than my photos.   'Course, they all feature green heavily.  I'm biased.


  1. Our Beautiful World... that's the right word for this nice things.
    The real beauty is often not reflected in the photo, which I regret often in my own pictures... but I'm enjoyed in your photos.
    Greetings from Germany :-)

  2. Your Desert Botanical Garden looks very interesting. Coming from the driest state in the driest continent in the world, I can relate to how difficult it is to have any sort of garden at all, let alone one that is interesting, pretty and inviting enough to have you spend time in it. The glass sculptures look amazing, truly beautiful and right at home in this harsh environment. Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos.

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! I am so glad you join in the fun this week, I totally love the photo of the Botanic garden, we went there 3 years ago and I still have those photo at the entrance, beautiful shots you have there!
    Thanks for sharing your love for GREEN with us at Our Beautiful World!!!! And thanks for the shout out too!!! : )
    Oh ya, one more thing, thanks for your lovely comment at Amiche di Scrap, thanks for the support my friend, you are THE BEST!!!!

  4. Beautiful photos - love the glass sculptures amongst the plants! TFS

  5. What fabulous photos!! I'm so glad you shared them with us at Our Beautiful World!

  6. Hi Andie, I automatically think of lush with green, but your desert gardens just show us a different colour of green...great pics and wonderful sculpture displayed around. Cheers and have a great week

  7. What great photo's! Those green cactus just pop out of the photo and I love those sculptures, they are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. wow, the plants on your first picutre are really an eye-catcher, great photos

  9. Fabulous photos. The gardens are amazing and those sculptures are wonderful.

  10. I'm not sure if the first comment is send out...your photos are great! The green plant of the first photo is really an eye-catcher! Looks fantasitic!


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