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Wordless Wednesday: Lovely Bowl o’ Plants

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Lovely bowl o' plants

Creative Juice #220

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Creative Juice #220

One of my favorite blogs, which I visit almost every day, is MyOBT, which stands for “one beautiful thing.” Donna’s mission is to post one beautiful thing every day, and she succeeds, although sometimes the post might be more funny than beautiful. (But I always appreciate a laugh—don’t you?) If you follow Creative Juice every Friday, you know it almost always contains a post from MyOBT. I try not to post more than one article from any one blog on a single Friday, but in Donna’s case I sometimes have to make an exception, because her output of beauty is just so vast and I want to share it all. In fact, if you love her posts, too, you should follow her blog yourself so you don’t miss a single one. If you need more convincing, today’s CJ features a dozen wonderful posts from MyOBT.

Wordless Wednesday: Jungle?

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Creative Juice #201

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Creative Juice #201

 

Lots of artistic stuff.

Wordless Wednesday: Aloes and Succulents

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Wordless Wednesday: Mormon Tea

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Taken at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

A Walk in the Garden

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A Walk in the Garden

 

 

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, that is. My daughter Katie recently invited me to be her guest there. We saw loads of gorgeous cactus (click on smaller photos to enlarge and see captions):

And lots of wildflowers (at least, I think they are wildflowers; if I’m wrong, please tell me):

I think these are orchids:

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This is called desert rose:

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Closeup of desert rose:

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Parts of the garden are sort of wild and natural; other parts have paths and lighting.

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Beautiful inlaid tile mosaic in a garden wall:

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We were there on a Friday morning. It was so peaceful.

One section of the garden features vegetables and herbs. I thought the squash blossoms

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and the Korean chives were especially lovely:

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Creative Juice #146

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Creative Juice #146

Happy to provide your weekend inspiration. You’re welcome.

Wordless Wednesday: Lovely Agave

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Creative Juice #104

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Creative Juice #104

Inspiring works of art: