Monday, December 15, 2008

The Heard Museum & Biltmore

We also spent time at the Heard in downtown Phoenix. What a beautiful, classic museum. There is a long display of glass near the entry by Tony Jojoba. And a large collection of Native Art.

My favorite was the current exhibit by Tony Abeyta. Every piece was black and white watercolor and charcoal. This one is a huge piece... maybe 15 or 20 feet high that he did directly on a gallery wall. His son did a video of him working on the piece.

We also stopped at Wright's old Biltmore Hotel and walked the grounds. What a beauty.

Taliesen West

During our time in Scottsdale, we took a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen West. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide and it was a terrific tour. Here are a few photos of Taliesen and one of his collection of 12 Chinese clay sculptures.

Friday, December 12, 2008

zona quick trip

Drove over to Arizona with Ann. We stopped in Winslow to see the beautiful old hotel La Posada designed by Mary Colter. Here is a photo of a corn design gate and one sitting area where you can watch the trains just outside the windows.

Stayed one blustery cold night in Flagstaff. But had a delicious dinner at Karma in the old town area.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Palin and Pecosa

Here is Palin, still dressed in her beautiful costume. She's ready to trailer Pecosa after the parade.

Madrid Holiday Parade

It was a sunny and chilly afternoon in the little mining town of Madrid with a diverse assortment of locals for the annual parade and lighting of Christmas lights. Palin rode her new horse, Pecosa, along with four friends on their horses. Char's horse is sporting antlers. That's Annie in the Arabian costume. Steve is riding his Clydesdale.

Tracy brought her two dogs all dressed for the holidays.

Here are several photos of the parade.