15 January 2021

Hitting the bottle??

If the situation in Washington, DC is getting on your nerves, let me suggest a little adult refreshment! And here to celebrate wine in a BIG WAY is one of Tucson's most beloved icons - the Boondocks Chianti Bottle! Did you know that the cork topper is real cork? Boondocks has been a blues music hangout in Tucson for decades. It came under new ownership in 2017. 
 

12 January 2021

Calm in the Face of Chaos

I have to wince when I look at my last posting. I optimistically predicted a "Glorious New Year." I have been riveted to the news and am now offering this tranquil Tucson skyscape to bring an image of calm to you.

So far, I can't imagine much worse of a start to 2021. Rioters who have been fed dangerous lies are trying to turn our country upside down and inside out. This is as much of a crisis as 9/11. In fact, perhaps it is worse. Many Americans have embraced violence against other Americans as the answer to their troubles. And as to all of those people who honestly believe that the incoming President is participating in a Satanic Pedophile Ring..... I am beyond horrified. How have we gotten to this point? 

 
 

31 December 2020

Path to a Glorious New Year!

Here is one of the many lighted paths at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Their holiday luminaria festival is a perfect way to celebrate walking into the New Year! I hope that your 2021 path is colorful and beautifully illuminated! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
 

28 December 2020

A Very Welcome Sign!


Wow - I don't know what to ask first -- WHEN can you start? or WHAT will you fix first? 

Our country has serious problems that require wisdom, empathy, and fortitude to tackle. We start 2021 with a new year, a new president, and a new plan. Let's work together to get America healthy and working again! Masks & Vaccines - yay! 

 

23 December 2020

If you believe in Santa....


For more than 60 years the North American Aerospace Defense Command has tracked Santa's progress across the globe. To pass the time until Christmas Eve, go to the site and you and your kids can play games and have fun exploring Santa's village! They also have a MAP and a COUNTDOWN! Fun!



20 December 2020

16 December 2020

Santa was born in Tucson, AZ!

Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus and he was created in Tucson, AZ! Artist Haddon Sundblom created the well known and well loved image of Santa for the Coca Cola company. 

Sundblom was a frequent visitor to Tucson where he stayed at what is now known as the Westward Look Resort. Sundblom often used the resort owner's two daughters, Laci and Sancy Nason, as his models. In this painting Sundblom transformed little Sancy into a boy so that Coke would appeal to both boys and girls.