The Tree Keeps Giving

Just south of Texas Canyon in Cochise County, Arizona stands this dead tree. It might be dead, but it is still a “giving tree.” Where once it gave shade, now it serves as a natural sculpture in the surrounding landscape for those who may happen to notice. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.

Crested Saguaro

Carnegia gigantea (Englem.) Brit & Rose forma cristata, better known as a crested saguaro is a rarity, occurring only once in every 250,000 saguaro. http://www.nps.gov/sagu/learn/nature/why_crested.htm The cause of the mutation is not definitively known, with some biologists professing it is the result of a genetic mutation and others believing it is the result of either a lightning […]

Good Friday

It’s Good Friday – the day to reflect upon Christ’s crucifixion. I have many friends who aren’t persons of any faith or that have differing interpretations of and beliefs in the Supreme Creator. Those who are wise have the full conviction of their faith without arrogance in claiming to have all the answers or the […]

Rillito River Walk

Spring is almost here and the weather in Tucson is delightful. Last evening my friend George and I took advantage of the perfect temperature and road our mountain bikes from her house to the bicycling/walking paths which flank the usually dry-as-a-bone Rillito  River. We’ve had an unusually wet winter; however, so the river is still flowing. Lots of people […]

Eatonville

Eatonville, Florida is touted as the  oldest incorporated African-American municipality in the United States of America. It’s boundaries, which are not much more than a few square mile, mark the hometown of the preeminent anthropologist, author, and folklorist  Zora Neale Hurston, who’s works are some of the most widely read in college campuses around the country. Her work, and that of other artists […]