Tag: Sonoran Desert

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We are enjoying a few days of cooler weather, with grey skies occasionally lowering to gently rain on the desert floor. In the high country, north and south of the Valley of the Sun, the mountains have a fresh coat of snow. All of this is carried to us on the desert winds.  Arizona is […]

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 We are enjoying better-than-Chamber-of-Commerce weather in the Valley of the Sun. Chamber of Commerce weather is the sort of day that photographers seek for picture postcards. In Arizona, that means blue skies and sun over the golf resorts, the sort of day being sold to tourists from cold, grey, snowy climes.  But, if you know […]

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Desert Blooms

 

The Desert Southwest is not colorless. Nor are the colors in the landscape just from different hues of sand and stone. There is a great deal of life, a fascinating variety of plants.

When I moved to Arizona, I carried a bit of the family tradition with me, trying to grow the sorts of flowers, herbs, and vegetables I had grown up around. I acclimatized and discovered that even short absences resulted in returning home to find sun-blasted plants. So, I switched to regional plants in my large container garden.

Summertime in Arizona: “No Identificado,” Unknown

 
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Sister Judy Bourg picks up rocks to help support a grave marker, while Margo McKinsey holds it upright. (Photo: Arizona Daily Star)

Summer has come to the Sonoran Desert. On June 2, we hit the 102° mark in my community located about 30 miles north of Tucson. The following day the temperature was 107°. Saturday, the high hit 108°. As has been said, it’s a dry heat; 107° feels like 105°.