Entries Tagged as 'Arizona'

Red Moon Dancing -Lunar Eclipse 2015

October 1st, 2015 · No Comments

by Jane St. Clair Every 14th full moon is a supermoon –an extra big and bright moon like the one in E.T. And every now and then we get a lunar eclipse and a red supermoon, as we did on Sunday, September 28, 2015. This rare red lunar eclipse is one of nature’s most spectacular […]

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · nature essay

A Godful Cosmic Wildness: The Grand Canyon

September 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

The Grand Canyon seems like a gigantic statement for even Nature to make all in one mighty stone work. Wildness so Godful, cosmic, primeval, bestows a new sense of earth’s beauty and size…

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Tucson’s Tale of Oleander and Boy Scouts

July 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

This week I tried to find the oleander and Boy Scouts story in old newspapers. I couldn’t find it. That bothered me because I had by now heard this story many times over the years. The storyteller always told it with great drama and a catch in their voice.

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This is Weird Arizona by Jane St. Clair

June 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Thunderheads are beautiful. It can be dry at your house and raining across the street. And it’s also true in Weird Arizona that we have ostrich races, mystery castles, Civil War Battle Reenactments and cars on sticks.

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Happy Trails to You! At Old Tucson Studios

May 9th, 2015 · No Comments

As you walk around Old Tucson, you get deja vue because you have indeed seen this landscape and these buildings all before – in productions like Tombstone, Hombre, Bonanza, Gunfight at OK Corral, and many more.

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Butterflies For A Zen Day

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

I love the way butterflies slit themselves up into little black lines and then flash! –Open up those beautiful wide wings! One poet compared their wings to parasols opening,

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Kokopelli and the Magic of Spider Woman

March 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Some say Kokopelli is an insect with dragonfly antennae. Some say he is priest of rain, a trickster, a fertility god. One story is that the first Kokopelli was actually a traveling salesman whose humpback was really a sack of wonderful goods, and that it was Kokopelli who came from Mexico and brought the Anasazi people the first seeds of corn

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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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