28 November 2014

Pumpkin pie, anyone?

As you recover from TMF (too much food), I thought you might enjoy this happy photo. Although this is not a Tucson photo, I couldn't resist posting it. A friend in NYC sent this to me. He captured this happy squirrel munching on a pumpkin that was on his stoop in Brooklyn. Mmmm! Pumpkin pie for the wild critters...
Photo courtesy of Gene Brown.

27 November 2014

Rare Tucson Bird ~

You are probably familiar with the Cactus Wren but did you know there is a Cactus Turkey? Here is a photo of that elusive bird in the wild. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Have a wonderful day with your family and friends!

26 November 2014

No Black Friday for you! Shop right here, right now!

For those of you who visit this site frequently, you know that from time to time I post a photo and ask. "Where is this?" The first person to correctly reply wins this "fabulous" t-shirt or mousepad. I took the photo at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, where the ram lives. 

So, to help you with your holiday shopping, here's your solution. If you are looking for an inexpensive and fun gift for family, friends, and coworkers, consider giving this expressive ram t-shirt! Part of the proceeds goes to the Desert Museum. 

100% cotton
Size Large 
Ridiculously Low Price of just $12!
Send an email to me at: TucsonDailyPhoto@gmail.com and I'll give you the payment and shipping details. Thanks! And the Desert Museum thanks you!  

25 November 2014

Wild Sunbather ~

This handsome grey fox was catching some rays in a residential backyard. What a beautiful creature!
Photo courtesy of Sherry Nickel.

24 November 2014

Message to all tailgaters ~

I laughed when I was behind this car at a red light and read their very polite message. The sticker is faded from the sun but it says, "Sorry for driving so close in front of you."  (:

23 November 2014

The 31lst El Tour - bringing fun and color to Tucson!

The 31st El Tour de Tucson, the internationally acclaimed bike race, was held yesterday. Thousands of participants (including a 91-year-old first timer!) hit the streets and pedaled for charity. 

In honor of the race's participants I'm posting this image of Tucson's famous Bike Church. It is a shrine to bicyclists and a memorial to fallen bicyclists.  The unusual structure is 24' tall and is made primarily of bicycle parts. The colorful acrylic panels glow at night from solar lighting. Blessing Hancock of Skyrim Studio and Joe O'Connell, the talented sculptor of Creative Machines, built this with the help of local teens. (Note: Joe also created the fantastic Griffin sculpture on Scott Avenue.)

The Bike Church is on Main near Davis.

For fun El Tour videos showing yesterday's start and finish, click here. 

22 November 2014

Boot Babe ~

The Boot Bunkhouse on Pima recently had their mural changed on the building's face. Previously it was a line up of colorful boots. Click here to see the photo from 2010. I thought the new mural was really fun and it reminds me of the beautiful babes that were painted on planes in WWII. She is definitely a pin up girl! Then I read in the local news that the owner of this place refused to pay the artist, Darah L Sueme,  for her work. She had to threaten to paint over it to get paid. Happily, he paid the artist for her work and this babe stays. She does certainly perk up Pima Street!