Entries Tagged as '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

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

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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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · Old Tucson · Tucson · Tucson Tourism · Uncategorized

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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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · AZ · Jane St. Clair · Tucson · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events

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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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events · Uncategorized

How Tucson Nabbed Public Enemy No. 1: John Dillinger

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

John Dillinger was Public Enemy No. 1 when he was captured by police in Tucson, Arizona. He thought the small Old West town would make an easy place to hide — he never believed the police would get him there

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

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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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Oro Valley · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism

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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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · AZ · Jane St. Clair · Oro Valley · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism

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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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · AZ · Tucson · Tucson Tourism

Arizona Desert Snow, Snow So Rare

April 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Arizona desert snow is rare . I have forgotten the sound of snow because even rain is rare in the desert. I have forgotten how snow can transform the Arizona mountains into some icy moonscape that belongs in a galaxy far, far away, and I have forgotten how snow settles into spaces I ordinarily overlook,

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Tags: Arizona · Arizona photography · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Oro Valley · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events