I’m back from 10 days in the desert. I’m exhausted and a little sunburned, to be honest. Okay, to be honest, my back is a lot sunburned. Tip: don’t let a four year old apply your sunscreen. (“I drew a happy face! And a heart!”) But I want to post a few of the things I found particularly neat this time around. (Before I forget.)
As usual, I visited the Gallery in the Sun for a quick visit.
Always a fascinating place. Every time I visit, I want to learn how to make tin can flowers. And how to make elaborate adobe houses.
I usually visit in the spring, so I hadn’t noticed these flowers blooming before. They are HUGE and gorgeous and EVERYWHERE.
I heard someone refer to them as Mexican Bird of Paradise.
Speaking of birds of paradise, I got to observe this guy close up:
Peacocks are naturally attracted to popcorn bearing four year olds.
Why, Tucson, why?
The only good answer is that a strange mural is always welcome. I want there to be other huge word murals, like “YES” or maybe just “OVER THERE”, to increase the serendipitous feeling of the town.
Finally, here’s a mural I spotted in the Phoenix airport as I ran to catch my flight home.
Dancing javalinas. Sure, why not? Another thing to add to my list of things I want to make: mosaics. Preferably with dancing animals.