16 July 2018

Here's the entrance ~

Yesterday you saw the upstairs. Here's the downstairs (well, the entrance anyway). Any guesses as to what restaurant is shown in these photos? 

13 July 2018

Unusual Cactus Skeleton!

Usually when we talk about cactus skeletons or cactus spines we're talking about the interior support structure of our iconic living, breathing Saguaro, the most recognized symbol of the West.

Here, however, we have a skeleton of an entirely different species of cactus - the Cell Tower Cactus, a plant found all over the Southwest. (:  Cool image of two new cell towers being put together!

And ALSO NOTE the moody, stormy sky in the background. Hello, monsoon season!
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson.

12 July 2018

Driving blues? Get a helicopter!

12 JULY 2010

Your personal helicopter awaits ~



THEN:
Here is the second in my series, Team Tucson, introducing you to people who contribute to making Tucson a great place to live.

Meet Ricardo Cavalcanti, the inventor of this amazing single-person helicopter that he hopes to start manufacturing here in Tucson. It's lightweight, nimble, and environmentally responsible. To read more about Ricardo's "Dragonfly," go to: www.tipjetusa.com
NOW: The Dragonfly concept is still alive and well. Check out Ricardo's new website HERE to see photos and learn more about how this "Green" vehicle works.   

11 July 2018

Truckin'

Another wonderful and imaginative Tucson mailbox! The hood ornament is the front flap. Fun!

Photo courtesy of David Aber. 

10 July 2018

Tucson Trivia - Ray Bradbury's Radio Gig!

Did you know? At the tender age of 12, acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury was a radio announcer in Tucson on station KGAR. He recited comic strips on air every Saturday night. His compensation was free tickets to movies. What a fun fact about Tucson! 

09 July 2018

My what big teeth you have!

 
Those things that look like anvils..... they are zipper teeth! This fun sculpture is at the baggage claim area at the art-filled Tucson Airport. The isculpture is a suitcase being zipped up to pack a stack of giant white dress shirts. Fun! This metal and acrylic sculpture ("Unzipped") was created by John Davis 

08 July 2018

Monsoon is here! Check this out!

The little bits of rain that we have been experiencing are finally big enough to call it Monsoon Season! This is my favorite AMAZING video of humans making rain sounds by snapping their fingers. You just won't believe this until you watch it! Enjoy! 

07 July 2018

Want to Welcome Visitors to Tucson?


Call for Volunteers for Mobile Visitor Center  
"Visit Tucson" is partnering with Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) to launch a mobile visitor center called INFO on the GO Bike that will be at various locations throughout Downtown. 

DTP is looking for volunteers to serve as Downtown Ambassadors for the INFO on the GO Bike. Ambassadors will share marketing materials, brochures, maps, and more with Downtown residents and visitors. 

If you are interested in becoming a Downtown Ambassador, CLICK HERE to fill out a volunteer form. 

06 July 2018

Part bug, Part Box, Part (human) Being...

Here is another of Tucson's interesting mailboxes! I love public art of all kinds and residential art is particularly fun. This Bug Box definitely has a human face! Fun!!
Photo courtesy of David Aber. 

05 July 2018

Thursday Throwback - Any minute now!

05 JULY 2009

Silver Sky - Soft Light

THEN:
It's late afternoon and the monsoon storm clouds are rolling in again to give us more water, thunder, and lightning. This soft light makes this landscape photo look like it was shot with black and white film.
NOW:
We are a wee bit behind this year with monsoon but any minute now.....  whoosh! 

04 July 2018

Happy 4th of July from Tucson, AZ !

Wherever you happen to be today, I hope you enjoy a celebration with friends, food, and fun! Let us be thankful that our troops are continuing to protect all of us.
Photo courtesy of Jim Covello. 

03 July 2018

Tucson Tuesday Trivia ~ more good news!

Some trivia that is not at all trivial today is this: Tucson is free of natural disasters!  Unlike many areas of the U.S., Tucson does not suffer from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes. And if shoveling snow is your idea of a natural disaster, we don't have that, either!  (:

02 July 2018

Sit down and shine 'em up!

For almost 40 years this shoe shine stand has been sprucing up boots, shoes, and even sneakers. Want to guess where this is?

01 July 2018

Some relief from the heat!

Just looking at this green on green house makes you feel a little cooler, doesn't it? Such a great house with its Juliet balcony and big 2nd floor deck in addition to the porch! Lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy the amazing Tucson sky. And speaking of sky, yes, our sky is really that blue!!  (: