22 June 2017

Throwback Thursday: Angels Still at Work ~

22 June 2011

Angels at work ~

The restoration work of Mission San Xavier has been going on for years and it continues as money is raised for the painstaking work. Eventually there will be a second tower added, too.  Here is the original posting from 2011:

The interior of Mission San Xavier houses near-permanent scaffolding as artisans repair and restore the chapel's remarkable artwork and carvings.

21 June 2017

Fearsome and Watchful Mama ~

So what protects baby hawks from predators, you might wonder? Check out the claws on mama hawk and you will have your answer! The eyases are venturing out from the nest a bit now that they are bigger. But mama is definitely keeping her eye on things!
Photos courtesy of George Goldman.

20 June 2017

Tucson Trivia Tuesday ~ America's Public Enemy

Did you know that John Dillinger, one of America's most notorious criminals, was arrested in Tucson at the Hotel Congress? In late January 1934, five members of the Dillinger gang, including Dillinger himself, were arrested in Tucson. They were five of the top six names on the FBI's Public Enemy list. A fire allowed firemen to discover their identity and the police promptly arrested Dillinger and gang members Harry Pierpoint, Charles Makley, Russell Clark, and Ed Shouse. The police found the gang in possession of over $25,000 in cash, 3 submachine guns and five machine guns. Tucson celebrates the historic arrest with an annual "Dillinger Days" festival, the highlight of which is a reenactment.

19 June 2017

Opening the Week ~

To start your week off on a cool note I bring you a beautiful ocean blue door mounted in a curved stucco archway. So cheery! 

18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day!

To all of the dads, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and all other significant guys out there who are making families better, stronger, and more loving. Have a great day today!

17 June 2017

We're having a heat wave....

As Marilyn Monroe would sing it, "We're havin' a heat wave, a tropical heat wave." Oh baby it is HOT and the prediction is to hit 116 degrees in the next few days. Yep, it's definitely warmish! 

16 June 2017

Curvy Entry ~

First let me say that yes, the Tucson sky IS that blue!  I just love this gate/archway's wooden door. Check out the slight curve of the wood. Looks like it was salvaged from the Nina, Pinta, or the Santa Maria!