Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday in Tucson

A month or so ago friend Debbie came for a visit.
It was really to hot most days to go out but we did and one afternoon we zoomed over to
The Ted DeGrazia Studio of the Sun, before meeting Adam for lunch.
It was hot to hot for me but a fun fast visit. 
When she comes back next month for some Holiday Shopping and quiet time 
before the celebrations, we are visiting again. 
We didn't have time to see the open roofed Chapel.





 The designs in the door are filled with colored glass.

 As he needed more space, he would build it. Hay and adobe.
In this room he ran out of tile and cut the dried Cholla spines for the floor.


 Here is the dried Cholla he sliced up and used for the floor.

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 Rock with Arizona Copper in it.

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 Love the soda can designs.
I remember making these when I was younger.



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As always here is your pretty to start the week.

 whcha' doing mum oh mum mum mum nice tall person who feeds us
whcha' watch' doin'... i thehamish needs to knowin'
need to play with i thehamih not work
ok i thehamish is gud gud dug
you play toy
i liken' toy
toy toy toy
toy

stars. . . parsnip
music. . . Use Somebody,  Kings of Leon

33 comments:

  1. A marvelous place to explore! The desert vegetation always catches my attention... so different from what I'm used to.

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    1. I think You would like it here just because it is so different.

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  2. I think that is why having blog friends is fabulous.
    I adore where you live and love the snow and green and you get to see my desert and prickly.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Hi, Gayle!

    I love displays of cacti and succulents and would love to visit the Ted DeGrazia Studio of the Sun. It's beautiful!

    Here is my containerized collection as it looked years ago when I owned more than 100 specimens:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UlJ2znZ-zIo/UdBLwKiwCsI/AAAAAAAARFU/wjLSy_-bGAw/s1415/1.jpg

    Thanks, Gayle, and have a great week!

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    1. The studio is so wonderful and just filled with nooks and crannies to see.
      I think you would like it.

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  4. Wow, you have introduced me to a place I knew nothing of. Now, of course I am curious to learn more, and will be visiting our mutual friend Mr. Google. Last week, I painted a birthday card for a dear Libra friend, and included some stylized versions of asters in my design. It was wonderful to recognize similar motifs here in your photos. Nature's global beauty surrounds us.

    xo to you and yours, especially thehamish. Well...you know what a dear he is.

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    1. Next month I will take more photos and write more about his life.

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  5. What a strange/wonderful place. I would never have thought of cutting up a cactus to make my floor.

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  6. I second william; these scenes would be SO out of place in philly. your cactus is blooming, and the chapel is fabu!

    gud dug, ithehamish; chikken for you tonight for looking so cute!

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    1. I have been to Philly and loved it but so different from Tucson.

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  7. What a beautiful place. I love you, thehamish. Franklin and Penelope send kisses and tail wags.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. thehamish loves you back ! wurffffffffffff

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  8. I dig those flowers about the door. Very cool.

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  9. Wow what a place Parsnip. I love the path this artist made of the dried wood. Also the perspective in the house is wonderful. The objects and the gate I like a lot. And last but not least those Cacteae are stunning.
    Regards,
    Roos

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    1. It is a wonderful place to visit but not on a hot day !

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    1. It is just over the hill 5 seconds from me.

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  11. What a lovely chapel. Fascinating that he used dired cholla for the floor. And those soda can flowers are very pretty!

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    1. I didn't write this well... This is the studio now art gallery. I didn't take any of the chapel.
      Next time.

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  12. Lovely photographs Gayle of a landscape and building which could not be more different from what we have over here. Fascinating.

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    1. This Christmas I will take some photos. To see the Chapel at night with all the luminarias is lovely.

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  13. I agree with William! I would love to see this for myself one day.

    And I love any photos you post of Hamish....

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    1. thehamish loves that you love photos of him.

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  14. You had a different desert experience than I did while living in La Quinta. The cholla-seems brittle but somehow it's fabulous and lasting.

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    1. I loved La Quinta Resort (golf course too)
      I would loved to live there. I lived in Palm Desert but I loved old Palm Springs. I should have moved there.

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    2. We lived in PGA and though it was GORGEOUS, it lacked that old fashioned desert charm.

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    3. We lived in PGA and though it was GORGEOUS, it lacked that old fashioned desert charm.

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  16. Love your pictures. The one of Hamish is so sweet.

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  17. Oh wow, what an absolutely beautiful place!

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