Entries Tagged as 'Arizona photography'

Drip Drip Drop Little Desert Wash ……. .. Stay With Your Beautiful Sound

February 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Soon it was warm and dry again so that the sound of rushing water in our desert wash became a memory, and so that all that’s left for the javelina and quail and other desert animals to do is to wait for the next rain.

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The Strange, Sad Case of Biosphere 2 in Tucson

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Within a month, the team in Biosphere 2 was losing weight and feeling deprived of oxygen. They ate their three-month emergency food supply, and even birdseed and hummingbird nectar. As one member put it, “We were suffocating, starving and almost going mad.”

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Feliz Navidad! It’s An Arizona Christmas!

December 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Like all Americans, we in Arizona light up Christmas trees. Okay, we light up cactus. We have to make do with the whole snowman thing. Jingle bells. Jingle bells.

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Mexican Dance! — Danza Mexicana! Tradition!

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Mexican Dance! Danza Mexicana ! by Jane St. Clair The elder prays for all the people who are crossing the desert today, that they might not die from the heat and their thirst. No more deaths on the desert, the elder prays. Then the drums begin and the dancers march into the room, single file. […]

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Tucson’s Day of the Dead – Dia de Muertos- Parade

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

While I always liked the kiddie party trick-or-treat spirit of Halloween, the grotesque images of the Day of the Dead used to creep me out. I mean, skeletons! Then a friend originally from Mexico took the time to explain Dia de Muertos to me.

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The Desert Spring Whispers

May 1st, 2014 · No Comments

If I could offer you just one word to describe the way desert spring comes to the Sonora, the word would be “soft.” Spring walks into the desert on soft feet so quietly that you cannot hear her footsteps approaching. Sometimes she touches you as a soft warmth that brushes against your face like the memory of a lover’s caress. Desert spring enters soft here the Sonora, as soft as clouds scudding by in a nonthreatening sky.

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A Red Moon Over Arizona – Lunar Eclipse 2014

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

The moon during the lunar eclipse went fast-forward – 28 days of moon phases within a few hours. Then, of course, the eerily beautiful bright red moon glowed at the climax like an angry red planet. Something so beautiful could not last so once the red moon appeared, she undid herself by phasing out backwards.

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The Five Enchanted Worlds of the Yaqui People

February 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Yaqui Deer Dancer is so very beautiful with flowers on his antlers. On his legs he wears cocoons that were once home to beautiful butterflies who are still with him in spirit. Deer Dancer has a rattle and a belt with deer hooves and he makes beautiful sounds as he dances. The Yaqui drummer imitates the heartbeat of Saila Maaso and the sticks imitate his breathing. This ceremony like everything about the Yaqui beliefs is beautiful

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Smiling Donkey Picture from the Slaughter Ranch

January 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A cute smiling donkey picture – the historic Slaughter Ranch in Arizona is home to this smiling donkey, who can’t help but make you smile when you see him yourself.

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Hotel Gadsden, Hotel Impossible in Douglas

January 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Look closely at the staircase at the Hotel Gadsden in Douglas, AZ. You’ll find a chip in Step #7 – made by none other than the outlaw and liberator Pancho Villa. In 1916 Villa and his horse stormed into the town of Douglas and then he rode his animal up these stairs, making the chip you can still see today.

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