I absolutely love fall in Tucson. While we don’t have trees with yellow, red and gold leaves, we do have plenty of vibrant rich color that will last into the new year. This is the perfect time to be outside here in the desert. Temps are in the mid eighties, the breeze is cool and the sun is warm. It’s Heaven I tell you.
The puppies love hanging out in the backyard too. We usually have cool drinks in hand and something delicious grilling on the barbecue.
Reading, drinking tea, journaling, meditating and yoga are some of my favorite things to do outside this time of year.
All Hallows’ Eve is one of my favorite times of the year. Days are warm, nights are cool, and it’s a peaceful time of reflection and introspection.
Where ever you are I hope the weather is beautiful and you are enjoying life.
Woo Hoo – it’s finally here. Fall has come to the desert and I am so ready. For Tucsonans this is a big deal. Huge. We are finally done with triple digit temperatures and this is the time of year when our town really comes alive.
It’s time for NFL and University of Arizona football (go Cardinals and Wildcats); tailgate parties; hiking and yoga in the park; fire pits and backyard barbecues; fall planting and decorating for Halloween.
It’s time for apple and pumpkin picking at Apple Annie’s and getting lost in the corn maze.
And it means fall baking – apples, pumpkin and cinnamon galore.
Fall also means nights under the stars in a warm jacuzzi, long evening walks with the dogs and maybe, just maybe, boots and sweaters (although we never put away our flip flops here in the Sonoran Desert).
Where ever you are on this glorious planet of ours, I hope you enjoy a glorious and bountiful Fall. And if you get the chance, come visit Tucson. It’s gorgeous this time of year.
Its been a busy summer here in the desert southwest but things are winding down as we approach the fall equinox. Butterflies are everywhere these past couple of weeks as they migrate to their winter home. It’s a beautiful sight.
Had a couple of great egrets hanging around this summer too. The dogs didn’t know what to make of these gorgeous creatures who usually spend their time at the nearby Santa Cruz river.
And even though it was outrageously hot in the Sonoran Desert I still got some baking done. What can I say? Bakers gonna bake. 😜
The September full corn moon was especially beautiful this year – bright reddish orange when rising and setting, and glowingly golden when it was high in the night sky.
As usual, summer sunsets provided intense and glorious color to the Tucson sky.
As for me, I’m thoroughly enjoying the last week of summer while at the same time hoping today is the last 100 degree day of the year. And so looking forward to the gloriousness that is autumn in the desert – gorgeous sunny days, cool nights and plenty of outdoor activities.
As summer monsoon in Tucson begins to wind down, the August Full Sturgeon moon makes her appearance in Aquarius signaling a subtle but inevitable shift of season.
Here is a close up of the 2017 August Full Sturgeon Moon (also known as the Full Corn Moon) taken August 8, 2017. The moon has completely shifted position – her “belly button” was facing to the right earlier in the year. Represents change and evolution.
And a pull back shot of the August Full Sturgeon moon in all her glory at dawn as she was beginning to set. And the wheel has turned once again.