20 August 2018

So THAT'S what they are called!

 
It's common to see these colorful and elaborate paper cut outs hung from houses in Tucson. They always look so festive! Do you know what they are called? Click HERE to learn a little bit of Mexican history about them! 

19 August 2018

Tucson's Local Talent ~

 
Two local treasures are featured here! First, the art of David Adix is so interesting with his use of mixed media and recycled materials. This piece, "Jeangene," is displayed at Pastiche, a locally owned restaurant in Tucson on Campbell near Ft Lowell. Want to see more pieces by David? Click HERE

18 August 2018

Inside looking out ~

Want to take a guess where this is in Tucson? Rustic and beautifully vine covered - looks like somewhere in Europe, doesn't it?

17 August 2018

Toxic Toad ~ Real Danger to Pets!

 
Lucky for me my puppy Abby only got close enough to sniff this intruder before I pulled her back. This is a poisonous Sonoran Desert Toad that had made his way into my front yard and was enjoying a cool, moist spot near a water pipe. If a dog picks this toad up in its mouth or licks it, the chances are very good that it will be fatal. These frogs emerge during monsoon season so be viligant if you have pets! Here's more info and help tips if your pet has been poisoned. And TIME is CRITICAL to get your pet to the vet!

16 August 2018

Throwback Thursday ~ Still a Treasure!

16 AUGUST 2011

One of Tucson's Treasures ~

THEN AND NOW: Happily, as beautiful as ever! 
Definitely one of the most beautiful parks in the area, Sabino Canyon offers hiking trails (and you can bring your dog - on leash), spectacular waterfalls, and even a tram if you don't want to walk up to the top.
http://www.sabinocanyon.com/ 

15 August 2018

A Surplus of Applicants?

14 APRIL 2018


Pretty Impressive Want Ad!

I've never seen a "want ad" quite as BIG and COLORFUL as this one. Looks like Toolspot on Golf Links Road needs to increase their staff and they want everyone driving by to know about it! 

NOW:
Notice anything different about the wall? The ad has disappeared! Job filled!

14 August 2018

Tucson Trivia ~ 4,000 years ago

Corn kernels estimated to be 4,000 years old have been unearthed by archaeologists working in Pima County. This confirms that some of the earliest corn cultivation in North America happened in and around Tucson! 

If you are concerned about GMOs, click here to read an article about groups in Arizona that are trying to protect native and indigenous corn seed.