This magnificent and fearsome owl lives at the Desert Museum and is one of the features of the fabulous "Raptor Free Flight" program. If you have never observed these winged predators flying just overhead and landing on command, you should make plans to do it. You will never forget it! Photo courtesy of George Goldman.
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. (: