14 November 2019

400 years of history ~

These magnificent and massive carved wooden doors are dated to 1665. They are from a chapel in Michoacan, Mexico and were carved by Tarascan wood carvers. They are now installed on one of the art galleries at the Amerind Foundation in Texas Canyon. 

11 November 2019

Hosting a Kaleidoscope!


My garden is currently home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies! Mostly Monarchs but there are also a few small cocoa brown butterflies who are also enjoying the garden's many blooms. It is utterly magical to watch the air ballet of these beauties as they float from flower to flower. The garden is home to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds so there is quite a show going on! 

06 November 2019

02 November 2019

A Tucson evening of magical discovery!

You MUST see this show! The Arizona Theatre Company's current production, Silent Sky, is based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an astonomer who made one of the most important discoveries about our universe. It is only here in Tucson until November 9 and then it runs in Phoenix. This is a wonderful evening of theatre! Click here to buy tickets. 

01 November 2019

Where in the world are we? TUCSON? Yes!


Autumn comes to Tucson, too! Spectacular Fall colors? YES! A lovely drive up to Mt Lemmon will provide you with a leaf show that rivals Vermont! Beautiful! Beautiful!
Photos courtesy of George Goldman. 

25 October 2019

Monarch in the Making ~


I was delighted to spot this caterpillar in my garden and thought it seemed very late for a Monarch butterfly to be forming. But I learned that now, in October, the "4th Generation" monarchs are hatching and migrating to Mexico and California. Learn more at this link. THESE live for six to eight months versus the livespan of just two to six WEEKS that Generations 1, 2, and 3 have.  I wanted my garden to be a "B" garden - attracting birds (espeically hummingbirds), bees, and butterflies. 

16 October 2019

Tall Cowboy ~


That's a mighty tall cowboy standing sentry at the Hacienda del Sol Resort! And it looks like he has a big heart....    :)   (Yes, the Tucson sky really is that blue!)