Entries Tagged as 'Arizona'

Romero Ruins – Ghost Towns of Catalina State Park

December 1st, 2017 · No Comments

About 300 Hohokam probably lived in walled villages on this 15-acre spot called Romero Ruins. They were farmers who knew how to irrigate the desert. They had two large ball courts, and probably played tournaments against nearby villages. Since they made seashell jewelry, archaeologists think they went to the Gulf of California to trade.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · Tucson · Tucson Tourism

Mount Lemmon Knows Your Name

October 28th, 2017 · No Comments

A forest meadow on Mount Lemmon is surrounded by quaking Aspens, these white-barked trees that keep waving their yellow hands back and forth. So many leaves quake at once that it feels as if you’re sitting in quaking yellow polka dots.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · Mount Lemmon · nature essay · Tucson Tourism

Famous Rabbits I Have Loved

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Personally I love rabbits. I’m always happy to come upon one, even though when a rabbit sees me, he’ll usually freeze and hide in plain sight like a two-year-old child. I love their bright black eyes and their round dewdrop bodies, punctuated by those unlikely Popsicle ears and big Clarabelle feet.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · nature essay

Yellow Crayon Lights Sonoran Desert Spring

April 28th, 2017 · No Comments

April picks up her color crayons and throws all of them away except for one, and then she colors it all yellow. Palo verde trees hang heavy with yellow, yellow falls all over their feet, yellow creates a carpet beneath them, as if it had snowed yellow snow.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · nature essay

A Beautiful and Benign Science … Kitt Peak

March 31st, 2017 · No Comments

This beautiful mountain has a great serenity, grace and peace about it, as if it were a natural cathedral. The Tohono O’odham nation, upon whose land Kitt Peak sits, recognize it as the holy place that it is –for it is where their elder brother deity resides. Their creator deity lives on nearby Baboquivari Peak, the center of their cosmology

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Tucson Tourism

Just Wild About the Tucson Jaguar

December 29th, 2016 · No Comments

I watch his beautiful glowing eyes and his muscular tawny body, and something about the Tucson jaguar is bright and burning. The Aztecs, who had elite Jaguar Knights, believed something similar about the jaguar too. They believed the jaguar gave fire to humankind.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Tucson · Uncategorized

Arizona Thanksgiving for Things We Love

November 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Arizona Thanksgiving by Jane St. Clair Like people everywhere, we who celebrate Arizona Thanksgiving have much to be thankful for, such as the election is over. Thanksgiving here is unique in that you can eat your dinner outside on a picnic table, just like a Pilgrim. This made me think about other neat things to […]

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The Owls Next Door by Jane St. Clair

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

But the owls next door are different. They stare back at me as if they wish I’d fly away. They stare back at me with those eyes — oh! those yellow eyes! with big straight eyebrows that tilted up, as if they’re making strategies for Wall Street.

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Tags: Arizona · nature essay · owls

Jackalopes and Sand Sharks: Legends of Old Arizona

July 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Arizona jackalopes used to be used during round-up instead of horses. Arizona Sand Sharks are dangerous to humans, and it’s important to stand at least three bus-lengths away from them.

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Tags: Arizona · Humor

Sometimes I dream I am in Sedona Again …

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

I have been to Sedona many times .. And once I even went there in a dark gray rainstorm. At first I felt disappointed until I went out walking and I could see that…. even without its colors, Sedona is just as magical and just as enchanted, but in a different way.

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · Sedona