A perfect winter afternoon in downtown Tucson. This is a busy time of year in my hometown…The world-famous Gem and Mineral Show, the Tucson Rodeo, Accenture Match Play and spring baseball. No wonder I love it here. And there are always the colors (like this photo) and the tastes (the best Sonoran Mexican food) that treat our senses year ’round.
These beauties don’t mind the heat.
As summer begins in earnest in the desert, I think of the Harvey Girls and all the other pioneer women who came West in the 19th Century. Here am I in my Harvey Girls Uniform (circa 1895) as I talk about the Fred Harvey Company and my book, “Seashells in the Desert”. These hearty women wore such garments, usually made of wool, despite hundred degree heat. Their spirit lives on.
The beauty of the Arizona desert is nowhere more beautiful than the saguaro-studded Tucson Mountains. Well marked, well maintained trail traverse through this lovely area, especially beautiful at daybreak on a crisp winter morning.