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.
Entries Tagged as 'AZ'
June 5th, 2015 · No Comments
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
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.
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.”
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.
September 16th, 2014 · No Comments
Clouds, rocks, mountains, lakes, and other natural things all have kachinas. To the Hopi, all are alive, spiritual and interconnected. The Hopi say all things have two forms: their visible form in the Upper World, and their kachina who lives in the lower world of the spiritual. Sometimes a kachina shows itself in this world. For example, if you see clouds form over a mountain — it is a rain kachina.
June 13th, 2014 · No Comments
by Jane St. Clair If you live in Arizona or any other hot Southwestern state, you may own a swimming pool, and your chances are very good that one of these days a lizard will fall into it. As a matter of swimming pool safety, it is your duty to learn how to resuscitate a […]
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
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.
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.