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Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix

Mr. Wrigley, of the chewing gum and Wrigley Field fame, built a winter ‘cottage’ for his wife as a 50th anniversary gift.  Today the house is owned by the widow of the heir to the Hormel fortune, and operates as a private club.  Tours are offered several times a day.

I had time to kill, so I toured the Wrigley Mansion.

From Saturday:

Japanese Friendship Garden

I visited on Saturday the Japanese Friendship Garden in urban Phoenix.  What a lovely and tranquil place this is, in spite of the fighting ducks.

Three studies of ducks:

And the ducks fighting with each other:

The Japanese lantern, studied from different angles and locations in the garden:

Nature always wins. Until it doesn’t. Poor dead tree.