28 February 2018
27 February 2018
You may not know this bit of Tucson Trivia.... Tucson's Mt Lemmon is the southern-most ski resort in the U.S. Yes! Tucson DOES get snow enough to enjoy skiing - but not this year. Here is the full story on this year's "Non-Ski-Season" at Ski Valley.
Story and Photo courtesy of Doug Kreutz.
26 February 2018
Photo courtesy of Kate Mura.
24 February 2018
click here. This is quite a spectacle in Tucson. The first rodeo was held in 1925 and it remains a very popular event drawing thousands of visitors each day to watch the best rodeo cowboys in the world compete.
23 February 2018
22 February 2018
22 FEBRUARY 2012
Grass wraps ~
THEN: Yesterday I gave you a tip how to instantly brighten up your patio. Today's gardening hint is: take shortcuts. Instead of sowing grass seed and coaxing it to grow, buy an instant lawn with a sod roll up. Easy, yes?
NOW: Still a great shortcut idea but probably not so wonderful for the Southwest unless you can use reclaimed water to keep your lawn irrigated.
21 February 2018
20 February 2018
here is a link that shows the reconstruction of this mighty rattler.
19 February 2018
18 February 2018
Here's more info about this small public park if you would like to read more about this unusual sculpture garden.
Photos courtesy of Susan Dodson.
17 February 2018
16 February 2018
Photo courtesy of George Goldman.
15 February 2018
15 FEBRUARY 2012
Another naming opportunity ~
In addition to the fine rooster posted on Monday, Phil at Copper Country Antiques has also added this patriotic giraffe to his menagerie. This tall one is also currently without a proper moniker. Ideas, anyone? Red, white, & blue - how about SAM?
NOW: Sadly, Copper Country Antiques and its wonderful shops and cafe and kooky animals are all gone now. The business closed in January of 2016 and the building remains vacant. Here's the news story with more details.
14 February 2018
13 February 2018
Spurred by team spirit after a win over Pomona College in 1914 it was decided to turn Sentinel Peak into "A" Mountain. And thanks to students who used horse drawn wagons to haul water and mortar to the site, the "A" was built. Work was completed in 1916. The "A" is painted with UA colors (red and blue) and occasionally students from rival Arizona State University put their own colors on it in a clandestine night operation!
The image is from a postcard of Tucson, circa 1930's.
12 February 2018
11 February 2018
10 February 2018
Photo courtesy of David Aber.
09 February 2018
08 February 2018
08 FEBRUARY 2015
Tucson is still wild ~
In my neighborhood we have a couple of herds of javelina and coyotes but I have never seen a deer. My friend, however, sees deer frequently up in Oro Valley. Here's one in the backyard!
Some things stay the same - her part of Tucson is still wild!
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson.
07 February 2018
06 February 2018
05 February 2018
04 February 2018
03 February 2018
02 February 2018
01 February 2018
01 FEBRUARY 2011
For the next few weeks parts of Tucson will be looking like a tent city as the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show moves into town. Many locations all over town make this show accessible to just about anyone. Vendors are set up in hotels, at the Convention Center, and in tents selling gems, minerals, jewelry making supplies, American Indian items and more. Click this handy link to read all about it here.
NOW: Exactly the same! The Gem Show attracts visitors from all over the world and there are tents, booths, and hotel lobbies FILLED with gorgeous specimens now through February 11. For this year's info, click here.