Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So Much to Share . . .

We're back from our 5 day visit to Arizona staying with our long time friends, Dave and Kathi.


Their home in Cave Creek backs up to a wash with plenty of wild life visiting. Dave feeds the birds (and rabbits) so there is always a bevy of activity.



Our first day included a hot air balloon ride that was a retirement gift from Jack's friends.



The colors and pattern of this shot makes a great quilt idea.




Day two we went to Out of Africa, a rescue wild animal center in Camp Verde, 2 hours north of Phoenix. Yes Kathi is feeding a giraffe. The park was fully handicapped access including the vehicles. It's so nice when Kathi gets to experience all that is available.


A trip would not be complete without a stop at quilt shops. There's a great one in Cave Creek (but not so wheel chair friendly). I see a circle quilt in the near future.

The highlight of the trip came on the last day. Chihuly, a glass artist, did an art installation within the Botanical Gardens of Phoenix. Hope you enjoy these shots and are inspired to make a quilt from the combination of cactus and glass.












6 comments:

krista said...

i love that green fabric with the multi-colored dots!!

and those cactus+glass photos are amazing!!

Karen said...

Great photos Janet!

Jackie said...

We go to AZ every year! My parents live there for 4 months and we have relatives that live there year round. I love all the pictures. But I have to ask, I love Cave Creek but have never seen a quilt shop there. What is the name of the shop? I may have to stop there sometime.

Carol said...

What great pictures and what a lovely trip. The wonders of nature are incredible and so are the things made by people with a God given talent. The photos of the cactus and beautiful glass are awesome. Thanks for sharing, Janet!

Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wow, that Dale Chihuly glass is amazing.