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.