Entries Tagged as 'Tucson Tourism'

Grifting Along with the Tumbling Tumbleweeds

January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

The other day I found out that Europeans are crazy about tumbleweeds from Arizona. They’ll pay $25 for a small one and $50 for a big one — as long as they are genuine Arizona tumbleweeds. So –today at the Tucson Mall I saw a great big humongous tumbleweed nestled next to a potted plant in front of Sears and about to roll into the parking lot, it was just like finding $50 cash! I couldn’t let it go tumbling to waste! I am also selling jeans worn in Arizona and totillas made for cowboys to eat in Arizona.

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

Blue Moon Shines Over Arizona

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

I took many pictures of this blue moon and kept getting a white moon on top and a blue moon on bottom. I tried to figure out why by looking up science on the internet, but then I decided I didn’t care. I just liked the images.

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Tags: Arizona · Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Tucson · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events

Southwest Doors, Doors of the Southwest .. 1.2.3. Magic

August 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Doors of the Southwest are unlike doors anywhere else. They can have wild colors so that you notice them. They can be in hiding so you have to discover them. Doors are powerful and mystical. If there were no doors, everything would be a hallway. The meaning of a door, Christopher Morley said, is to hide what lies inside.

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

Tucson’s International Wildlife Museum —-And the Gentle Art of Taxidermy

July 13th, 2012 · No Comments

The outside of Tucson’s International Wildlife Museum looks like a castle with a moat. And it has big statues of lions, sheep and elks! It’s in bad taste but hip at the same time, like Lady Gaga. The inside of the museum is a devotion to the exploits of safari hunters and a tribute to the art of taxonomy.

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Tags: Arizona · Humor · International Wildlife Museum · Jane St. Clair · Oro Valley · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events

St Francis Canticle of the Sun in Arizona

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Here is St Francis Canticle of the Sun, set in Arizona where Brother Sun shines all the time. We love St. Francis because he was radical in his faith, but also because he was a lover … of animals … of the earth … and God. He felt kindred to everything in natureand he spoke about Brother Sun and Sister Moon and Brothers Wind and Air and Sister Water.

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Ghost Adventures at the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona

May 19th, 2012 · No Comments

The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona is home to at least sixteen ghosts. So if the staff is seeing spooks, specters, and ghosts all the time… and troubled by things that go bump in the night ….
Who are they going to call for all their paranormal elimination needs? Ghostbusters of Thursday Night Ghost Adventures!

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Ghost Adventures in Bisbee Arizona

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Today paranormal investigators and ghostbusters come to Bisbee, Arizona, from all over the world with their ghostbusting thermometers and proton packs, and they’re looking for spectres and ghosts of cheating card sharks, murdering cowboys, zombie miners, and dangerous women you don’t want to know. Scared yet?

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Tags: Bisbee · Humor · Jane St. Clair · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events

The Noble Saguaro and Me Out West

September 12th, 2011 · No Comments

When I first moved out West, it was so hot and dry that I thought they needed a few good shade trees.Instead they had the saguaro, which did not even look like trees to me. They certainly don’t do much in the shade department.After a while, I began to respect them, even though I didn’t like them. You have to respect them because they are so heavy they can crush a car, and because they live in the hot desert without water. They swell up like watermelon the few times it rains. They make do in the heat.

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Tags: Jane St. Clair · nature essay · Tucson · Tucson Sonoran Desert · Tucson Tourism · Tucson Tourist Events

Tombstone, Arizona and the Gunfight At OK Corral

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Tombstone, Arizona, is the town too tough to die. Part history and part Halloween, it’s where you can watch the Gunfight at OK Corral, drink a whiskey or intolerable water, walk around the graves at Boothill Cemetery where a cowboy got hanged by mistake, and see ghosts in a mirror at the Bird Cage Saloon. In fact, there are ghosts everywhere in Tombstone.

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Civil War Reenactment Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona – A Shoot-out in Cactus

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Civil War Re-enactments take place at Picacho Peak every March … Hundreds of Civil War re-enacters in Yankee and rebel uniforms aimed their long rifles and shot off their rolling cannons in great booms that shook the desert floor and created gigantic smoke rings in the turquoise desert sky … Lincoln would have liked it. He would want us to remember and not repeat the mistakes of his generation.

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