Harvest Time

For all you southern Arizonans who love to pick fresh produce right off the vine, Apple Annie’s Orchard will be opening tomorrow – Friday July 1-for the 2011 season.  Green beans, squash, corn and tomatoes are ready now, with peaches ready to pick closer to the end of the month. Yummy! 2081 W. Hardy – Willcox, AZ […]

Happy Summer

Today is the first day of summer – officially – but for some of us it’s been hot and summer-like for a while now. Enjoy yourselves as you head out on your family vacations. This photo is from the balcony of the condo I rented at the Sonoran Spa Resort in Rocky Point, Mexico. The lounge chairs seemed […]

Be a Good Steward or Stay Out

The current state of the Horseshoe Two, Wallow and other fires devastating Arizona, is a reminder to be appreciative of  the beauty that surrounds us, which is fragile and fleeting. Yesterday all 1,780,000 acres of Coronado National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/ was officially closed, which includes the Catalina Mountains shown in the background of this photo. Between the extremely dry […]

Waiting for Some Rain

It’s June, which in Tucson means it’s hot and dry. Our monsoon won’t kick in until about the first week in July, so for now the native prickly pear cactus are looking flat and dehydrated. Add to this heat and super low humidity the winds we have in April, May and June and the ever-present […]