08 October 2019

HA! I laughed out loud ~

SO! Do you remember Tang - "The Astronauts' Drink" ? One of my neighbors has a great sense of humor to tag her orange car with this witty license plate! Click here for a short funny bit about Tang from "Groovy History." And, once again (as always!), Buzz Aldrin had to be the complaining spoiled sport...

06 October 2019

Old World Charm ~ Tucson style

This pretty tiled fountain and lovely courtyard with its arched doorways is one of the delightful views you can enjoy at Hacienda del Sol Resort. This was taken at high noon so the sun washes out the color but you can still enjoy the shapes and the serene feeling. 

03 October 2019

Dried Fruit ~ aka Proboscidea Paraviflora :)

This devil's claw is rendered in epic proportions in this striking cast bronze sculpture ("Large Devil's Claw") by Spencer Kane Edgerton. It is placed on the grounds of Hacienda del Sol Resort in Tucson, on loan from the R Kessler Collection. To learn more about this flowering Southwest plant and its fruit, go here

02 October 2019

Another one - this time poisonous~!

What is it with the snakes this week? Here's another one that found his way into my backyard. But this one is a rattler and I had him removed by a proper snake wrangler. My humble push broom is no match for this vile viper! This photo shows him at the bottom of a removal bucket. He was taken to a galaxy far far away - yay! 

29 September 2019

Going somewhere?

This snake - stretched out on TWO chairs - just wouldn't go away! When I first spotted him I removed him to the desert scrub near my driveway. About an hour later I was back outside and there he was AGAIN. The second time I moved him across the street and a block away. Live long and prosper in someone else's backyard! 

27 September 2019

Greyhound Express!

Check out the nice ride these greyhounds have ~ a "Furrari" no less! FUN!

Photo courtesy of Dave Aber. 

23 September 2019

More than the sum of its parts ~

What looks like a motley collection of machine parts and sheet metal has been transformed into an interesting sculpture of a human head by this artist. This piece is part of the large collection of sculpture on display throughout the grounds of Tucson's Hacienda del Sol Resort. Interesting!