Most everyone who reads my blog or visits our SouthernArizonaGuide website knows the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of our family’s favorite attractions. We’ve been members since we moved here 10 years ago. When our grandchildren visit, it’s the first place they want to go. In the past decade, we’ve taken more than a hundred [...]Continue reading
August 2012. Ms. Karen & I were in the pool when we heard the first clap of thunder. A few minutes later, another bang, this time much closer. Our southern sky was turning very dark very fast. We headed for cover hoping this time WE would get the rain rather than just a passing storm that drops its load of precious water on some other neighborhood.
A few minutes later, it was clear that this storm was moving northwest fast. We climbed our stairs to the viewing deck and watched it pass over our neighbors house just to our west. For the next four or five minutes, this is what we saw.Continue reading
Paul Hopman is a local Tucson artist who uses scratchboard to illustrate the beauty and spirit of animals, be they a wild mustang or a pet dog. Paul is passionate about using his unique artform to teach about and preserve the wild creatures. Many of his subjects are endangered species, such as wolves, tigers & gorillas. But he also does commission work for those who want a stunningly beautiful framed portrait of their favorite pet.
In this video, Paul shows you how he does it, one scratch at a time.Continue reading
Bisbee Enclave is a beautiful and useful website about dining, lodging, upcoming events, and things to see and do in historic Old Bisbee.
Bisbee Enclave is published by local musician Becky Reyes and local photographer Charlene Mitchell. You can view more of Charlene’s extraordinary photography at EvokingImages.com.
RaVen Bifrost is an independent, professional photographer specializing in Nature, Portraits, Events, and photographic restoration. All of his images here were taken at our Desert Museum. Click here to visit RaVen’s website: Photos by RaVen. … Continue reading
In this pictoral slideshow you will find colorful scenics in and around Bisbee, Arizona describing what is so unique about this old copper mining town.Continue reading
The Loft Cinema is Tucson’s premiere venue for art films – independent, foreign, alternative and classic narrative films and documentaries. The Loft was purchased in 2002, and acquired nonprofit arts organization status. The Loft hosts two free film series: the Tucson International Children’s Film Festival in July, and Essential Cinema, a series of classic art films on the big screen in new 35mm prints. In 2007, the Arizona Commission on the Arts noted that The Loft is “one of the most important cinema organizations in the state.” In 2008, The Loft was one of 17 mission-driven, community-based cinemas in the US invited by the Sundance Institute to join its Art House Project. The selection was based on quality of programming and involvement with the community. Without the efforts of The Loft, audiences in Southern Arizona would not have had access to many of films and visiting filmmakers who have enriched … Continue reading
One of the perks of my job is discovering extraordinary pictures of our Sonoran Desert. Some of the most extraordinary come from John Edwards, a local photographer and illustrator.We both live in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, only his home is a little higher than mine. His vantage point affords him an excellent view [...]Continue reading