28 February 2019

Throwback Thursday!

28 FEBRUARY 2014

Tucson's Inter-galactic visitors?

In an entire beautiful blue sky filled with thin, scattered clouds this big fluffy one traveling all alone caught my eye. Cleverly disguised visitors from a distant star? Or just another beautiful Tucson sky?

27 February 2019

Gnarly ancient tree photograph?

Well this tree in Saguaro East National Park has certainly been around for awhile but this "old photo" effect was done by the photographer. Beautiful, isn't it?

Photo courtesy of Ken Wilcox. 

24 February 2019

Catalinas Crested with Snow

The snow has stopped falling but the beautiful Catalina Mountains to the north are still blanked with snow - gorgeous!

Photo courtesy of Ken Wilcox.

21 February 2019

Still Good Advice~

21 FEBRUARY 2012

Spring seating ~

If you want the quickest way possible to perk up a drab patio & yard, add some of these colorful plastic chairs for a cheerful lift! Spring will be here before you know it so get ready for those patio parties and say "Welcome" with a chair bouquet.

20 February 2019

Local Tucson Taste ~ Chef Ryan Clark

Chef Ryan Clark
ryan@chefryanclark.com | chefclark.com



4 cups brussels sprouts, halved, stem removed
8 cloves of garlic, halved
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp miso paste
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 lemon, zested
salt and pepper as needed


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl toss the brussels sprouts and garlic with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread out on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 12-15 minutes until caramelized and tender.

While the brussels sprouts are roasting add the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix to combine to make the miso glaze.

Once the brussels sprouts are roasted and still hot add them into the mixing bowl and coat with the miso glaze by stirring until evenly dispersed. Serve immediately.

16 February 2019

Durable Desert Dwellers ~

Two of our desert dwellers are captured here - the frisky and engaging little antelope ground squirrel and the barrel cactus.
Photo courtesy of Ken Wilcox. 

13 February 2019

With spring comes bugs - BIG bugs!

OK, OK, I know that spiders aren't bugs (they are arachnids) but "Big Arachnids" didn't have quite the same ring to it. Here is another imaginative piece of residential yard art (well, in this case - ROOF ART) spotted by a follower. Note the golf club legs! This is the same house that has the robot mailbox and the dragons.... I guess the guy is an ex-golfer! Good way to reuse and recycle!

Photo courtesy of David Aber. 

10 February 2019

Today's the Last Day!

If you have been meaning to drive down to Tubac for the wonderful annual Festival of the Arts, today is your last chance. From 10am - 5pm enjoy music and art in a quaint village setting.  Drive South on I-10 and take Exit #34 for Tubac. 

09 February 2019

Starts tonight!

When was the last time you visited the Reid Park Zoo? Tonight is the first night of their Asian Lantern Festival - should be a spectacular, colorful event! For more info, click here.

08 February 2019

Fun Friday Image!

This fun and fantastic Robot Mailbox is a wonderful piece of yard art. Check out the golf clubs legs! Love it! 
Photo courtesy of Dave Aber. 

07 February 2019

Throwback Thursday ~ Throwing Dust!

07 FEBRUARY 2013

Ahhhhh - refreshing dust bath

Elephants spray each other with dust to deter bugs and to keep cool. They were blowing around a LOT of dust when I was watching them! The elephant exhibit is the newest major expansion of the Reid Park Zoo. The zoo even has an elephant web cam so if you are crazy about elephants, be sure to tune in! To read more about the exhibit and these wonderful animals, click here.
If you want to watch the elephants between 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, here is the link to their own WEB CAM

05 February 2019

Tucson Trivia ~ Did you know about our STARGAZING?

Did you know that Tucson has some of the best stargazing areas? Tucson is part of a Dark Skies initiative to enable our many local observatories (like Kitt Peak, Mt Lemmon, and Mt Graham) to continue their important research. To find out about the best places in Tucson to stargaze, CLICK HERE.

04 February 2019

"Missile With A Man In It"

This TF-104 was known as the "Missile With a Man In It."  To learn more about this warbird, click here.  This plane is housed at Tucson's Pima Air & Space Museum.

Photo courtesy of Ken Wilcox. 

03 February 2019

Battle Scarred but Refurbished ~

This is a MIG-15 Fighter - up close and personal! Click here to learn more about this aircraft. It is housed at the Pima Air & Space Museum which is definitely a "must see" for all history buffs. 

Photo courtesy of Ken Wilcox. 

02 February 2019

Hogging the spotlight ~

Once a year he hogs the spotlight. You know who I'm talking about... PHIL. Today is his day - Groundhog Day - in case it slipped past you. For all the news about Phil and his weather prediction, go here! Since I was born in Pennsylvania I thought that I would include a little feature today on my home state and the most adored groundhog in the world. :)

01 February 2019

Heros Flew These ~

Heros! This combat plane is a Curtis P-40E housed at the amazing Pima Air & Space Museum. Its markings are of the 49th Fighter Group, 9th Fighter Squadron, Darwin, Australia, 1942.  
Kudos to the brave pilots who took to the air in this aircraft knowing that it was inferior in many respects to most of the enemy aircraft they faced. 

Photo courtesy of Ken Wilcox.