28 February 2015

Exuberant water feature!

Even though the plentiful golf courses in Tucson would lead one to believe we have no water concerns, the truth is, we ARE in the desert. As a result we don't have many water features in public spaces - the exception being shopping centers and casinos. Here is a lovely fountain that sparkles year round at St Philip's Plaza.

27 February 2015

Tucson Rodeo Turns 90!

In Tucson the annual rodeo (La Fiesta de los Vaqueros) is a really big event. And this year it celebrates its 90th birthday! Long celebrated as the world's longest non-motorized parade, this is a sight to see with floats, buggies, dancers, bands, and riders. It's Tucson's equivalent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras!  The rodeo spans 9 days and schools are closed for 2 days. Yes, Tucson schools close for rodeo!

26 February 2015

Throwback Thursday ~ Some things never change!

So often when I travel back into the TDP "Wayback Machine" I find that the place has changed or the mural is gone or in some way I am reminded that this site sometimes serves as a Tucson mini archive. This time I can report that the posting from Feb 26, 2010 is pretty much unchanged!

Here's the original post:
I'm happy to see that the venerable Hippie Gypsy store carries street signs that embody the spirit of the 60's - Dead Head Way, Stoner Way, Abbey Road... and oh yes ~ Reefer Road. This is a place for incense and t-shirts and smoking supplies on 4th Avenue.
Hippie Gypsy
maps.google.com351 North 4th Avenue

25 February 2015

Even in Sunny Tucson - a dark side

Who knew that Tucson's sunny climate would also attract Dracula's relatives? Hey - if I were a vampire and had to avoid sunlight, Tucson would not be on my short list of places to live. Mysterious!

24 February 2015

Burning Bushes - Spectacular!

A friend sent me this photo taken while camping near Ajo Highway and Sandario Road. The setting sun sets the trees and bushes ablaze with color - gorgeous!

23 February 2015

Happy couple!

I was stopped at a red light and looked over to see this happy couple! It was a great day for a drive with your best buddy. Adorable!

22 February 2015

Looking out, Looking in ~

An East Coast friend sent me this photo today of Molly, the cat, looking out at a deer crossing the snowy back yard. We can forget, In Tucson, that a big part of America is snowbound right now!