Before this trip I don’t think I’d ever heard of Chihuly Glass.  But, I did know there is beauty in the desert. We’ve always found a special genre of beauty in the desert landscape.  It’s a bit tricky to get up close and personal sometimes, but the desert is a artistic landscape.  As we made our way south before turning east, a stop in the desert was on the agenda.  Although it was a stop intended to meet up with a friend, it was an unplanned trip the gardens that made the day.

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The desert has it’s own sense of style and we found a glorious respite at the spectacular Sonoran Desert Botanical Garden, near Phoenix, Arizona.

Near the entrance we came across these incredible glass sculptures and knew we were in for something special.

Chihuly Glass

Near the entrance we came across these incredible Chihuly glass sculptures and knew we were in for something special. Along with the creative genius of Mother Nature there is a stunning exhibition of glass sculptures intermingled throughout the garden.  There are moments in life when words fail me and I rely on my camera to do the talking for me.

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Morning Dawned Beautifully

We had no idea this garden existed.  It was only at the strong encouragement of a friend that we gave thought to going.  When we looked online and saw the entrance fee of $22/adult, I admit I hesitated because it seemed a bit pricey.  We only had a few hours, but the morning dawned beautifully and we let that be the deciding factor.

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Perfectly Out of Place

I’ve never seen anything so out of place be so absolutely perfect at the same time. The only thing I can think of that would be better than strolling these gardens would be to witness Las Noches de las Luminarias. Seeing the installations at night, illuminated, must be just breathtaking!  Who says the desert isn’t beautiful?

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