Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Desert Botanical Gardens

I HEART the Botanical Garden!!!

Make sure to click on the photo so you can see it large and really grasp the beauty of nature... and see the close up shots of the bees and bugs in the blooms having pollen parties! :)

Check out the bee suspended over this artichoke plant! Cool shot!

I love how you can see all the detail of this butterflies face and eyes!

I promised some photos so here are a few of my favorites, although it was hard to choose favorites! Yes, the Chihuly exhibit is still there but I've seen it twice and seriously, the blooms at the garden rival Chihuly any day. Such amazing beauty amongst thorns!

I had a nice hike up North Mountain this morning and then had a long day. I just ate a piece of pizza with hot wings sauce drizzled on it and it's almost 10:30! Eek! Need to get to bed!

But first, I wanted to tell all of you locals who read my blog, I am going to be offering a basic book binding class in my home/studio 3 different days this month. This will be a class where you learn to gut an existing book, reinforce the spine, and bind new pages into it while adding beading on the outside spine! It's a great one-of-a-kind book and would make a great gift item if you could possibly bear to part with it! Here's what one of mine looks like... I used an old encyclopedia. I will have a lot of books to choose from.

If you are interested or have questions, e-mail me at


Joanne Huffman said...

Your desert photos are always beautiful. And, the book looks great - I hope lots of people sign up for your class.


Jennifer said...

WOW! Those photos are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing them.

Findings Art by Donna said...

You make me homesick for the desert. Beautiful photos. Hope your book binding class goes well. If I was closer..... ????

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Angie, I just revisited your blog and was hoping you would please visit my blog too, and maybe share it with your friends. Also, leave a comment on my Mother's Day Give-Away Post to have a chance to win my book.


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Barbara Olivo Cagle
4575 Wanakiwin Dr.
Loon Lake, WA 99148
(509) 233-8051 HM
(509) 951-7300 CELL

Tiglizzyclone said...

Those are really lovely photos! Thanks for sharing! Reminds me of my brother who lives in Prescott.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a class I took from Kelly Kilmer several years ago, good luck.