This magnificent big horned ram sculpture stands guard at the Hilton El Conquistador. The sculptor is Mark Rossi, a very well known artist who specializes in capturing the essence of animals living in the southwest. There are many Mark Rossi sculptures on display at the Desert Museum also (think of the javelina at the ticket windows).
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. (: