Wine in the Making

Grapes maturing on the vines before the fall harvest at Coronado Vineyards in Willcox, Arizona. The vineyard, located not far off I-10 by the Dos Cabezas Mountains, grows Malbec, Syrah, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese varietals and is the only winery in Arizona that has a full-service restaurant, in addition to their tasting room. The Wine […]

November Sunflowers

My country is defined by diversity – not just in the people, cultural heritages, etc., but in the topography and vastly different climate zones as well. It’s almost December and the sunflowers are just finishing their season in Arizona. While Chicago is looking at 32 degrees for a high tomorrow, ours was 84 degrees yesterday. I’m glad I […]

Apple Annie’s Apple Harvest

It’s that time of year again; time to pick apples and Asian pears at the Apple Harvest Celebration going on now at Apple Annie’s Orchard in Willcox, AZ. During the weekends of Aug. 27-28, Sept 3-5 and Sept. 10-11 you can start the day with a pancake and hot apple topping or cider syrup breakfast from seven-thirty […]

Peaches … yummy!

Yesterday I had a photography job in Tombstone, so when we got done my assistant and I made a side trip to Apple Annie’s Orchard in Willcox to pick peaches before heading back to Tucson. They are right in the middle of “peach mania” which runs through mid-August. The orchard was quiet, since we were there on a […]