Once again I find that something I covered years ago in Tucson has closed, disappeared, been painted over, or moved. Here is just the head and tongue of what was a grand, huge tile snake on Wrightstown Road. Now only the lonely head remains. I would hope that in some studio somewhere the body and tail are being repaired but by the looks of the freshly poured concrete median, I kind of doubt it. I think the snake has been beheaded and that is how it will stay. If you want to see another view of him from 2009, 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. (: