Entries Tagged as 'Tucson Tourist Events'

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

Tucson’s Day of the Dead – Dia de Muertos- Parade

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.

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Tags: All Souls Procession Tucson · Arizona · Arizona photography · AZ · Day of the Dead · Dia de Muertos · Jane St. Clair · Tucson · Tucson Tourist Events

In My Next Life I Want to be A Tree

November 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Trees are just there. Trees are just happy all day long – not wanting or striving or doing, just being, and constantly changing, alive and wonderful.The poet Wallace Stevens wrote, “Let be be the finale of seem.” He might have been writing about ice cream, but he might as well have been writing about trees.

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

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

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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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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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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