Happy Fall Equinox

Yes, we have fall! Clues that it’s fall here in Tucson The cold water faucet has cool, not hot water. We can “open up” rather than live with A/C all day. Folks venture outside later than 10:00 in the morning!! The phrase “it felt cool this morning” is both a wish and...

Is There Really Autumn in Arizona?

September 22 is our autumnal equinox. Fall arrives. Yes, East Coast friends and family, autumn in Tucson does happen. Leaves do change color. Witness the cottonwoods by the creek in Sabino Canyon. Golden.     Pick your own pumpkins and fruit and gawk at the...

My Southwestern Autumn Journey

MULTI-CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MY AUTUMNAL BELIEFS             I can’t deny the vast influence of Native American culture here in Tucson. Names of places, trees, plants and flowers pay tribute to the tribes that were here long, long before other peoples. Festivals,...