After our wonderful trip to Mexico we spent some time at our place in Arizona this spring, which is such a beautiful time of year. We were able to catch up on some chores, see our doctors, and spend time with our friends. One event we always enjoy is watching the Fountain Hills fountain spouting green on St. Patrick's Day. One of the highlights of the Phoenix area is the Desert Botanical Garden. They were featuring an exhibit by Dale Chihuly, who is well known for his free form blown glass and use of light. Unusual glass sculptures were integrated with the plants and the effect was quite spectacular. We went with our friends Vinnie and Connie who live in Paradise Valley and Jim and Judy who winter in Sun Lakes.