31 July 2014

Tucson mummies? Zombies?

Throwback Thursday ~ Here's what was on the site on this day in 2009:

This unusual chorus line intrigued me as I was driving north on Stone near 4th. I stopped to investigate and learned that these were pinatas-in-the-works.

After some additional papier mache and paint these creatures will be transformed into other creatures ~ astronauts, devils, and aliens. They will then be filled with candies, small toys, and other goodies and bashed with bats by revelers who get the treats as a reward.

30 July 2014

Hummingbirds welcome!

As I was admiring this handsome entryway, I spotted a hummingbird feeder in the interior courtyard.  How nice to have pretty hummers coming and going by your front door!

29 July 2014

A long way from home ~

This Australian pet washing service is a long way from Down Under! Love the paw prints stencils!

28 July 2014


With Tucson in monsoon season we are experiencing lush greenness everywhere. Dwarfed by a forest of greenery this sculpture reminds me of chopsticks.

27 July 2014

Friendly saguaro ~

What a fun residential street this is. In the foreground the saguaro sculpture seems to be waving "hello!" to passersby (or maybe just to the mailman). Don't miss the barrel cactus mailbox in the background - much smaller but just as fun.

26 July 2014

Welcome home!

What a cheery porch! How pleasant it must be to sit on one of those pink chairs and watch the sunset!

25 July 2014

Open wide! Say "ahhhh"....

Here is the 22nd segment of "Team Tucson" - a feature I post from time to time that shines a spotlight on the people who make Tucson a great place to live. I am pleased to introduce you to Dr. Jarchow, Tucson's tortoise and reptile expert, who is giving this tortoise his (her?) annual exam.