The site has been hacked by spammers and many many advertisements have been placed in the "Comments" section of recent photos. In attempting to clean them up and delete them, some real comments were also deleted. I was not able to isolate just the spam comments for deletion. So any of you who recently commented on photos (Stefan, Elizabeth, others) please know I did not delete your comments intentionally. It was part of the system's deletion protocol.
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. (: