I'm home in Arizona for winter break. And -- ah!! -- it's such a breath of sunshine and bright color. When my mom visited from Connecticut, we had such a laugh wandering around the citrus tree farm. Amidst the lemon and tangerine trees was a great flock of peacocks. This is winter in Arizona!
The next day, we went to the Desert Botanical Gardens to see the new Chihuly exhibit. It was magnificent: huge installations of brightly colored glass, some 5-10 feet tall, in the green desert foliage.
But best of all may have been the desert's own plants. 'Tis the season for blooming aloes here. I can't get enough of them! Especially in the late angle afternoon sun, when they're lit up and aglow.