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#WeekendCoffeeShare Tempe Edition

March 4, 2017 , , ,

If we were having coffee today I would invite you to sit by the pool at my fabulous air bnb accommodation in lovely Tempe, AZ. I am visiting the home of the Sun Devils because I love this town, even though the ASU/UofA traditional rivalry demands that I not.  I have no wildcat loyalty, except during basketball season.  I am glad to show you around this history filled place to share the reasons I find it so fascinating.  I think you will agree that Tempe is worth a visit.  We will stop at Tempe Farmers Market for our take out coffee and then take off for the Desert Botanical Garden for a special festive day.

I came up this weekend to attend a big opening party at the Desert Botanical Garden for a new butterfly pavilion.  I am dressed in my Tucson Botanical Garden Frida shirt so I can be easily identified as a Tucsonan.  I plan to spend the greater part of the day at the gardens, which are extensive and have good wifi throughout the space.  I have a reservation to eat brunch at the restaurant inside the garden.  This will be the kind of solo travel day that really makes me happy.  I can stay as long as I want, which is always much longer than any other person wants to stay at a botanical garden.

Thanks for going to the party at the Desert Botanical Gardens with me today.  I was particularly delighted that a group of artists were painting all over the garden.  They all had different styes and personalities. It added a wonderful dimension to the already great day. I enjoyed every moment of the time.  I took a real camera as well as two iPods, and used them all.  I am very pleased with the volume of photos, as well as the quality.  I plan to use some for fiction and poetry inspiration in the future.  I hope you also had a good time seeing all the wildflowers and cacti in bloom.  The desert is a flamboyant place, especially in the springtime.

Let’s take a break in the shade and enjoy some lunch at Gertrude’s Restaurant, inside the garden. I want to hear what is happening in your life.  What is happening with your writing these days.  Do you have new projects? How is the seasonal change where you live (if you are not at the equator)?  I enjoy keeping up with the coffee crowd.  If you, gentle reader, want to take part in this digital coffee drinking party each weekend, check in with Nerd In the Brain.  Please feel free to read, comment, or submit your own coffee share post here.  The group is diverse, worldly, and sophisticated.

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Beautiful… And some beautiful artwork. Sounds like you are having (or had) a wonderful time. Sadly we don’t get to do much traveling even around Tucson, much less the rest of Arizona.

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Tena Carr

March 5, 2017

Love the visit to the Botanical Gardens. Think Positive! Hugs!

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bettylouise31

March 5, 2017

Thank you. I hope to return to Lake Powell before all the water is gone…

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Pamela Morse

March 5, 2017

The botanical gardens looks like a beautiful place and I love the artwork!

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amiewrites74

March 5, 2017

Thanks for coming with me, Amie.

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Pamela Morse

March 6, 2017

What a lovely tour! Your pictures are beautiful!

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Dale

March 7, 2017

This is a unique and contemplative blog. I especially liked the Palestrina shout-out on the video tab.

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Steve Ross

March 7, 2017

Thank you Steve

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Pamela Morse

March 7, 2017

I love hearing about all the events going on in your community. It’s so interesting that they are all around plants and the desert environment.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 20, 2017

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