Desert Botanical Garden

Alayna and her class went on a fieldtrip to the Desert Botanical Garden yesterday, and I was lucky enough to go and be a chaperone. I feel very blessed that I am able to go with my kids on their school trips. πŸ™‚
Doesn’t this face look happy!?! πŸ™‚ She was so excited to see and learn more about the desert plants and animals! Mrs. Smith is such an amazing teacher and the entire class already knew SO much about the different cacti, trees, plants and animals. I was impressed!
 We also had an extra special treat at the Garden. The Chihuly Exibit was still going on and we were able to see some the of the beautiful works of art there. Here is a little blurb from the Exibit and the Artist:
Discovery and surprise await you on the Garden trails. Artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Desert Botanical Garden this fall with a stunning exhibition of his extraordinary and vibrant works of art. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions includeChihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), Garden Cycle (2001– present),and displays at the de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2011) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond (2012). Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012. Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012.”
These were just a small sampling of the art there. It was so neat to see!
Alayna and her group had a fun time with our guide. She was the sweetest elderly lady who really got into her role playing with the kids! They just ate it up!! πŸ™‚
 We saw a cute little woodpecker…look close and you can see him in the cactus. πŸ™‚
It was a lot of fun being able to tag along with Alayna and her class. I just love my sweet girl to pieces! πŸ™‚ 
The desert really is a beautiful place to live. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else but here. It’s home…..

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