Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:00 pm
Aaaah, autumn! It's the perfect time to entertain outdoors -- most of the bugs are gone, the sun isn't scorching even though it's warm enough to enjoy an afternoon or evening al fresco, and there's a bounty of good things to serve for an outdoor meal.
Monday, October 14, 2013 5:00 pm
Spring is a beautiful time to visit Europe and enjoy the greening of rolling hillsides, the blooming of colorful flowers and birds singing earlier each morning. Plus, you can tour the countryside free of crowds. As winter’s freeze ebbs away, European waterways make the perfect transportation method to tour cities from Amsterdam to Vienna. Spring European river cruises are packed with plenty of sights to see, foods to taste and cultures and arts to experience.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:05 am
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:27 am
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:19 am
"Whether I'm at home or abroad, I see each new scene as a still life, a moment in time in a landscape: a tractor posing patiently in the sun, or a pattern of light in a mountain sunset," Jane Barton stated.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:08 pm
Tohono Chul Park, a botanical garden nestled in Northwest Tucson, is recognized on a national level.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:00 am
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:30 am
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 4:00 am
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:00 am
Though another 50 miles of travel remain, glancing slightly left off laser straight US Highway 62/180 in west Texas, the dramatic vertical cliffs of the Guadalupe Mountains could easily be seen. Matching perfectly the cover photo on a Guadalupe Mountains National Park brochure picked up at a Texas Visitor Center outside El Paso, there was no doubt my destination would soon be reached. Within an hour I would be setting up a tent in Pine Springs Campground and settling in for a night under the stars, eagerly anticipating accomplishing tomorrow’s challenge.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:10 am
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:00 am
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:00 am
Last week, Tohono Chul Park held its annual Bloom Night, where
dozens of night-blooming cereus open up as the sun sets. Only this
year, park officials had the rare opportunity to host it two nights
in a row.
One of the seven night-blooming cereus flowers on “Emerald”
stands high and away from the other blooms last Wednesday night at
Tohono Chul Park. This year, the park held two Bloom Night
Oro Valley resident Brian Ticknor takes a picture of a
night-blooming cereus at Tohono Chul Park during its annual Bloom
Night event. Ticknor was taking a picture of “Pipeline Refuge,” a
flower named after it was rescued while a pipeline was being dug in
the Tucson area. This was the first year it bloomed.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:00 am
It’s hot, buds are forming, and the watch for blossoms on the
night-blooming cereus is now serious business at Tohono Chul Park,
7366 N. Paseo del Norte.
Tohono Chul Park is expecting a bloom window for the
night-blooming cereus somewhere between June 27 and July 3, subject
to the whims of the plants, said plant curator Russ Buhrow.
Marana resident Mike Glasson grabs this colorful shot of the
desert’s night-blooming cactus.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:00 am
Conceptual Design Review Board seeks
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 am
Several night-blooming cereus plants have either died back, been
damaged or are dead, while a vast majority of the plants’ buds have
entered a stall phase or are moving from a fuzz stage to a stall
stage at Tohono Chul Park.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
Last year at this time, I wrote of planting a night-blooming
garden because after all, how many of us sit out at high noon in
the summer to enjoy our plants? Many of us are more likely to be
out at midnight to enjoy the cool air. Well, if not midnight, how
about sunset and early evening? The blazing sun finally sinks
below the horizon and the air begins to cool down. Whew. Not just
us humans enjoy the evening, but also many other desert animals,
including a number of night-flying pollinators.
Historically, the “Queen of the Night” cactus blooms sometime between late May and mid-July. Watch the park’s website – www.tohonochulpark.org – or call the bloom hotline at 742-6455, ext. 915, for updates.