All around Tucson the "seasonal decoration" tents popped up right before Halloween. They did a great business selling tons of pumpkins and some bunches of colorful Indian corn. Today it seems like the only thing left was a few chile ristras. The whole tent was empty except for a few strands of these chiles! I'm sure that by Friday the tent will be full again - this time with Christmas trees. Curious to learn more about this tradition? Click here.
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. (: