Sunday, March 3, 2013

Back From Tucson

Untitled by Roberta Warshaw
Untitled, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
I am back from my vacation in Tucson. It gets harder and harder for me to leave every time I go there.

There is something about the desert that really has a hold on me. I know it is hot and relentless but the way the plants "hold" on in spite of the adverse conditions inspires me.

This photo was taken at Tohono Chul Park. We visit there every year and never tire of it. It is as beautiful and peaceful a place as I have ever seen.

I love this Saguaro. The birds poked holes right where the eyes would be. And oh that hair!

There is always an art exhibit in the gallery there as well. And was I in for a wonderful shock. The exhibit was about art and collages  made from handmade paper as well as artists books which were just wonderful. It turns out that there is a group in Tucson called Paperworks and many of their artists had work in the show. If you are in Tucson be sure and go see the show. It is there until April.

9 comments:

linda germain said...

welcome back

Morag said...

Hi Roberta, Looks like you had a great time! It is hard to not be a little bit jealous of all that sun and heat ( the british winter is long and cold) The cactus looks very friendly, and yes he does have an exotic hairstyle :)

Candace said...

I've never been to that park. In fact, I haven't been to Tucson for quite a few years. That saguaro has a lot character. Glad you had a good time.

Saturday Sequins said...

Hmm... maybe there's a move to Arizona in your future? :)

I've only been to Tucson once, but I loved it. The cacti, the lizards... it was like another world! I keep meaning to go back there. In fact, something in the back of my head is telling me that Arizona is where I want to end up someday.

Roberta said...

Thanks Linda!

Roberta said...

It is a delightful place! Just don't eat at their bistro. Not that great.

Roberta said...

I do love those cacti!

Roberta said...

It gets under your skin for sure!

Kathy said...

I've always thought there was something magical about the desert. It's been a while since I've been to Tucson but reading about your trip brings back some nice memories.