14 December 2016

Gotta love those grapefruit!

The Tucson Botanical Gardens were bequeathed their current main buildings and grounds by the Porter Family whose former private residence now forms the Porter Art Gallery and other staff offices. This Mission nativity scene from the archives is on display every year. The Porters created this holiday scene almost entirely from cardboard -- what a great family project. The tower domes are grapefruit halves!  Fun!
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson.


  1. And the grapefruits haven't rotted after all those years! A miracle!

  2. David! Tsk. Ye of little faith! The grapefruits were preserved with holy water! (: