This beautiful cactus bloom typically lasts for just a day - it's a trichocereus and the color on this one is eye popping! Native Americans incorporate this plant in some ceremonies due to its mescaline content. For more info on this plant's medicinal uses click here. Photo courtesy of Camille Pons.
Thanks to Kathy, Elizabeth, and Ellen - all former winners of the "Where is this?" contest - for all of the info and hints on this sculpture and location. The sculpture is titled "Many Color Mountain" and is located at the corner of Mission and Ajo on the grounds of the Mission Library. This is a view south from the library's parking lot. Here's a link that tells more about this large scale artwork.
OK! Here is the view of this interesting sculpture from the street. Kathy - you really know your way around Tucson! Elizabeth - yes, you got the street right. It IS Ajo. Cumulatively, you are close, very close to identifying this! Come on, detectives.... name it! (:
Wow - only one guess so far on the current "Where is this?" Here's another view of this interesting landmark. This is looking west. You can see that this is located right on a major roadway and I'll tell you it is south of downtown. Any more guesses?
Regular visitors to this site know that every once in a while I post a "Where is this?" photo to create a little excitement. The first person who identifies this location wins a "fabulous" TDP t-shirt (or mousepad - your choice) featuring Tucson's most expressive big horned sheep. (Go to the homepage to see him and the caption for the shirt.)
So - here's your first clue. This is located at a major intersection. What is it and where is it? Good luck!
What better way to wish a Happy Mother's Day to the world than with this beautiful blooming prickly pear cactus image! Gorgeous! Hope all of you moms, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, daughters, and girlfriends have a beautiful day. Photo courtesy of Camille Pons.
It was already hot in the 'ridiculous' category today - 86 degrees and not even the middle of May yet! Here is a fantastic cloud formation hovering near "A" mountain. It looked like rain was on its way but it passed by.
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Using the "Monday already?" ram photo that so many of you loved, I have created a t-shirt and a mousepad. You can purchase them on ETSY at the "TotallyTucson" store. Click here to shop.
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I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: