16 April 2014

Tucson Blood Moon ~

In case you missed the lunar eclipse, here is a beautiful photo of the Blood Moon. More images and information (like "So what IS a blood moon anyway?) can be found here.
Photo courtesy of Kathi Garner.

15 April 2014

Beautiful AND Smart!

Poets Square is a Tucson neighborhood bordered by Broadway and 5th and Swan and Columbus. The streets are named after poets - Poe, Whitman, Longfellow, etc. Here is a beautiful solution to a vacant lot that is a result of a neighborhood collaborative project. The residents planned and planted this desert landscaping with the intention of creating something beautiful that would require no watering. Voila!
Photo courtesy of Kathi Gardner.

14 April 2014

It's that time again...."Where is this?"

Let's start the week with a little brain teaser. It's time again for the "Where is this?" contest. First one to correctly identify the location wins a "fabulous" TDP t-shirt or mousepad. Both feature the "Monday already?" ram from the Desert Museum. Start your engines! Good luck!
Photo courtesy Kathi Gardner.

13 April 2014

The Flip Side ~

Here is a funny kind of inside joke about the Pantano Animal Clinic sign on 22nd Street. The sign is on the north side of the street and traffic passing it is driving west. So virtually no one sees the side of the sign that faces west. The staff has fun and once in a while they post something on the flip side -- just for those who know to look.

12 April 2014

Nature's best - a Tucson treasure ~

You may remember me posting about this store a few years ago. I am happy to report that not only are they doing well, they are thriving -- they have added a second location. In the St Philip's store location (the original store) they also have a cheese store, "Blu." In addition to their superb oils and balsamics you can now also sample some heavenly cheese. I bought a piece of Wisconsin-made cheese named "Marisa" and it was sublime. The Alfonso store is a Tucson original and is owned by Tom and Nancy Alfonso. They are happy to educate you about their awesome products and I'm happy to shop a locally owned store. Here's their website: www.alfonsooiliveoil.com  Happy shopping and bon appetit!

10 April 2014

Walk it, Bike it, Hike it ~

Tucson has miles and miles of hiking and biking trails - from the "easy stroll" to "advanced" levels. It's easy to want to get outside when the weather is so beautiful!