Mighty big bugs need mighty big flowers! This heroic cut steel flower is more than 6' tall and is one of the many flowers - both metal and real - that visitors enjoy at Tucson's Botanical Gardens. Local artist Ned Egen created the flower and the railroad spike bug.
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. (: