If I ever wonder why I live in the blazing hot desert in the middle of August, I am reminded at the end of December when we have incredible sunsets like the one above. I took this at the Botanical Gardens annual Los Noches de las Luminarias. A friend and I wanted to go and take photos of the event which neither of us had been to before.
It is very beautiful, they light the candles for a few hours, hundreds of them light the pathways through the gardens.
There are groups playing different types of music, jazz, Zen sounding instruments if that is an apt description, and just nice background music for having a glass of wine and walking the gardens on a cold and crisp night. As time went on and it got darker, well, duh..it was very difficult to get many good photos. I just don’t like the way the flash makes things look so opted for “chance” photos.
A very fortunate thing for us that evening was the addition of another exhibit by the artist Philip Haas. He makes these truly amazing heads out of fiberglass. His background is in the movie industry and it shows, these are exceptional. Hopefully, you will be able to read the sign on him because I was too lazy to type it out. Having a hard time getting my nose back to the grindstone after all the holiday frivolity.
Before I close and let you enjoy Philip, a note to all my blogger friends. My New Year’s Resolution last year was to learn to do a blog. I’m odd, I actually usually keep my resolutions and did 3 blogs this last year. I have been blown away by the X factor of the blog world that I never expected. I did this blog, my father’s book blog which I am still posting on and a very obscure, very crude, angry and raw, often hilarious, if even just to me, totally anonymous blog on my divorce which I have since buried in cyberspace. I had to vent and I could not let you, dear friends, see me in such a condition. I want to thank each and every one of you for the time you take to look at my blog and like or comment, it means a lot to me because I respect all of you so much, your creativity and talent blows me away daily and also inspires me to be a better artist, which is my resolution for this year.