Entries Tagged as 'Jane St. Clair'

Pecos Bill – His True-Life Factual Legend

December 29th, 2017 · No Comments

Pecos Bill lived over 150 years until one terrible day when this city slicker from New York City came to town. This Tenderfoot wanted to cowboy, so he bought himself Steve Madden boots, Kim Kardashian jeans, and a Ralph Lauren cowboy shirt. When he came out of the store, Pecos Bill took one look and laughed himself to death. And that’s the sad truth, partner.

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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

Strange Stillness of a Teacher/Forest … Saguaro National Monument

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

I love the way saguaros just stand in stoic silence, even in the broiling desert sun. You can learn from their silence. As Eckhart Tolle writes in his book, Stillness Speaks, “We have forgotten what rocks, plants, and animals know. We have forgotten how to be. How to be still.

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Tags: Jane St. Clair · National Parks · nature essay

Martin Buber Could Change Your Life

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments

We sense a cosmic force that is always with us, the force that Buber calls love. We can have an I-Thou encounter not only with other human beings, but also animals, flowers, rocks, the sky … whatever. Every I-Thou encounter we have connects us to something other than ourselves. Every I-Thou encounter opens our hearts to the ultimate encounter with the “Thou” of the universe, the God of Love.

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Tags: Jane St. Clair · nature essay

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

In Appreciation of Clouds

October 27th, 2016 · No Comments

I like all the familiar forms a cloud can make and the ones you can imagine like seahorse and the face in the moon clouds … The Puff the Magic Dragon clouds and the ones that look like ducks and horses.

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Ramsey Canyon: A Walk In the High Country

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

All of a sudden the Ramsey Canyon forest looks foreboding! The squirrel just stares at me. He knows the forest is playing tricks on my mind, and he also knows I stepped on the snake first.

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