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Music courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store.
Song South of Winter
Artist: Dennis Hitchcox
Album: Instrumentals Volume I
Monsoons are not here in Tucson yet, but the clouds are starting to become interesting.
Follow the Tucson Dew Point Tracker at NOAA. We need three days in a row of dew points at 55 deg or above. That used to be the Official Monsoon Season (dew points), but has since changed to June 15th.
One of our favorite sites to document birds we observe is Aviatlas.com. You can create your own “bird hot spot” in your neighborhood. As you log sightings, it creates a “distribution” of various bird species and when they come through.
Aviatlas records all data in a scientifically rigorous manner to insure it’s usefulness for future research and studies.
If you love cacti, like this heart-shaped prickly pear cactus, then you will love Arizona’s Botanical Gardens.
Some great places to visit include Tohono Chul Park, Sedona Botanical Gardens, Desert Botanical Garden, Tucson Botanical Garden, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and the Arboretum at Arizona State University.
The weather in Tucson is getting real nice, so come down and Discover Southern Arizona.
There are truly so many places to “discover” in Arizona, and Tucson is a great place to stay as your base. Directly south of Tucson is the Santa Cruz Valley. To the southeast is Cochise County. Each is rich in history, art, culture, beauty, and great wine.
Arizona is so beautiful and diverse. So, think about coming out West this winter to DiscoverArizona.org.
Arthur Frommer recently blogged about his gun control views, and revealed how little he knows about the Constitution and Arizona. We are not condoning intimidation of any kind, whether it be by legal firearms carriers in Arizona or ACORN members.
But, Mr. Frommers comments like, “I will begin thinking about whether tourists should safeguard themselves by avoiding stays in Arizona” are ludicrous and fear mongering. We love, live, and document the great places to visit in Arizona almost everyday.
Listen to the friendly welcoming people that do live here, unlike Frommer’s, a travel guide by a guy that doesn’t.
Arizona is a great place to visit, and for Mr. Frommer to suggest, “should we all organize a travel boycott of Arizona“, punishing everyone in Arizona is unfair.
Folk’s, you don’t need Frommer’s anyway. DiscoverArizona.org for yourself.
Head up to beautiful Sedona, Arizona and enjoy Fiesta del Tlaquepaque on September 12th from 10AM to 5PM. It is held at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village and admission is free.
Watch Mexican folk dancers and Ballet Amistad Folklorico. Listen to the music of Mosaico Flamenco, Spanish guitarist Miguel de Maria, Flamenco Fusion guitarist Greg Reiter, and the Mariachis that play throughout the Village. There will be lots of great art, entertainment, and food.