Blue Herons in the Desert

At tthe Desert Botanical Garden

At the Desert Botanical Garden

I saw a different kind of blue herons today. Not the live ones I saw recently in the Ozarks, but blue glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Chihuly’s exhibit will be here until the end of May. Be sure and take a look if you’re in the area, but be aware–you need reservations to get in the gardens. Chihuly’s work is that popular!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Oh…these are so wonderful! Thank-you for sharing!!!

  2. How neat! I like these glass sculptures. 🙂

  3. beautiful stuff…

  4. How beautiful, perfect against the yellow background:)

  5. So wonderful! I love the color contrast, and the shapes just seem to come alive in your work!

  6. Pretty color of blue. It’s good to see the Palo Verdes in bloom!

  7. Hm. I’ve never thrown a fit cus a blogger didn’t take me with them someplace before…

    but there’s always a first time.

  8. I love this! That blue against the yellow/green background. Gorgeous!

  9. Now that is one strange looking garden.

  10. gorgeous!

  11. Amazing art work, thanks for sharing !!

  12. That’s killer.

  13. great shot and contrast.

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