Thursday, August 27, 2009

Serendipity

Strolling around The University of Arizona campus in the merry month of May:

Front Row Center


Arch


Border Dynamics


Great Baobab


Glyph


Jacaranda


Wildcat Family


Tortuga


Lesson of a Disaster


Lesson of a Disaster (detail)


A Trilogy


Standing Woman


Lunchtime


14 comments:

Sunny said...

Great pictures, so interesting and the blue skies are lovely.
Sunny :)

Icy BC said...

Wow, Diane, so many interesting art pieces. Fabulous photos as always, and I love the angle in the last picture with light, shade, shadow, reflection, and the bird..

Loree said...

Oh wow. Lovely pictures.

Prospero said...

Peregrinaggio di tre figluoli del re di Serendippo (The Three Princes of Serendip) Why does this sound familiar to me?

The Jacaranda is gorgeous. I don't recognize the Adansonia tree. Do you know what species it is?

Cher said...

wow! i enjoyed the photos Diane! they are spectacular! can't pick which one is my favourite! :)

Diane AZ said...

Prospero, The Baobab is Adansonia za. A sign next to it notes that it was designated a "Great Tree of Arizona in 2002."

Pam said...

Hi Diane, This wonderful series of photos are all so delightful.
I just kept going back and forth looking at them until I got dizzy... but then, some people say I'm dizzy anyway :)))

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy you weekend, Diane...

Prospero said...

Adansonia za, you're kidding - I have one! It's only about 6 feet tall, though.

Try to google Adansonia za and tell me what you think.

I really expected a single truck, fat, bottle like - with no branches.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Prospero, Most of the other ones are much thicker at the base of the trunk. Here's a link to the UofA campus arboretum site that has pictures of the Adansonia za flowering. http://ag.arizona.edu/arboretum/taxa/Adansonia_za.html

betchai said...

interesting structures and concepts Diane. I love that tree and the building in the 3rd picture, but am not saying the others aren't spectacular, for they all are.

jeannette stgermain said...

Glad I came over from Joan's blog - I love the sculptures - it has been some time ago that I saw some abstract one (I'm from Holland originally, there's much more abstract art than here in the USA).
Have a great weekend!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Lovely and beautiful shots !! This is simply amazing..Thanks for sharing...Unseen Rajasthan

Dee said...

Wow! How awesome! I love the border one the most- it is so thought provoking! I need to get out and explore this town a little more!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thanks for the follow! I'm sure I will visiting your blog more, because I've also seen the awesome cacti flowers pics!!