Ms. Karen “discovered” the Cascabel Community Fair and thought we should attend and include it on our Southern Arizona Guide events calendar. I, not paying much attention, assumed that Cascabel is a small town serving a farming / ranching area north of Benson. I mean, “Cascabel’ is on the map. … Continue reading
The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem. Its visitor center is located 5 miles from the little enclave of Arivaca, Arizona. In its totality, the refuge encompasses over 100,000 acres, and includes Brown Canyon at the base of the Baboquivari Mountains which were purchased to protect endangered … 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