February Highlights

February 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Gem and Mineral show and the desert blooming with poppies!

Two completely different annual events, but both are such a treat...for me...and our guests.
The earth's bounty of old and new.
 
Early in February, our guests attended the world's largest gem and mineral show here in Tucson. And from what they tell me, they found amazing show pieces and fine gems. I go every year and I never seem to have enough time to see everything. So, I lived vicariously hearing of all that our guests saw. (Hoping to receive a few photos from them soon.)
 

This week, the poppies started emerging in all their spritely splendor on Picacho Peak. (It is a mountainous outcrop just off I-10, about 30min north of town.) We hiked up there and took the photos I've included in the gallery. Our current guests made the stop for a quick hike as they drove from the Phoenix airport to Tucson. As the Midwest and east coast are having record freezes and snow, I think we won them over with our 80 degree sunny days. They have been hiking and swimming everyday. From what they've said, I think they are spending about every waking moment outside soaking up the sun.....just like those happy poppies!


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