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I am no hummingbird expert but I think this is a Costa's Hummingbird having a deep drink of nectar from a feeder at the Desert Museum. Visitors can walk inside a hummingbird exhibit and be inches away from many varieties of these beautiful little birds. It is magical! And click this link to hear hummingbird sounds. Fun!
28 December 2014
Winterhaven Festival of Lights. A Tucson neighborhood raises money for the Community Food Bank by putting on an amazing display of lights, imagination, and humor every year. You can walk through, drive through, or take a trolley or a hayride. It's really fun!
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click here. I have read that there is a movement to promote him for sainthood.
17 December 2014
" 'Twas the the night before Christmas in 1805, when Tucson was in for an unhappy surprise.
The stockings were hung by the chimneys with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
But dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blitzen were not acclimated to our famous dry heat and had to change course to prevent sweaty feet.
So quick thinking St Nicholas had to draw up a plan, he met with the wilds, who told him of Stan.
They knew right away that he would light his skies path, and help to deliver to those sad from the pass.
The one and only Stanley West, the only arachnid that flies like the best, with web stronger than steel and feet grippy with feel, he'll bring Christmas back and do it with jest.
For centuries now he's a known trust ride each holiday time that St Nick is stateside.
So - you heard it here first: Stanley West is a Tucson folk hero! And check out his shiny red nose!
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14 December 2014
"Zoo Lights," an evening of twinkling lights, illuminated animal sculptures, snow, and Santa! Fun!
Photos courtesy of Nathan S Bunker.
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09 December 2014
Cafe Justo is a network of coffee growers providing sustainable wages and practicing environmentally sound growing practices. Fair Trade is not just a phrase for them - they really do it! If you love coffee as much as I do, try this coffee! Order it on their website and when you receive your coffee it will be labeled with who grew it and the date when it was roasted. Hard to get more personal and fresh than that! www.justcoffee.org
08 December 2014
International Bazaar and only nonprofit organizations can participate. Shoppers get to help many worthy charities and find unique, hand crafted gift items. The church makes this a real festival with food and live music. This fun t-shirt was offered by the folks at Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter. There were so many great organizations staffing tables!
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Tucson's Gaslight Theatre is fun but there is something really special about their holiday shows. If you haven't been there in a while, GO! It's corny and funny and you will leave happy. (:
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saguaro cactus, is breathtaking in its size and diversity. Here is one that has sprouted 8 branches (or arms) and also developed a crested top. Octoman! (And now I can't get the tune of Macho Man out of my head!)
Photo courtesy of Nathan S Bunker.
Photo courtesy of Nathan S Bunker.
28 November 2014
Photo courtesy of Gene Brown.