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Images of Tubac and Southern Arizona.

Borderlands Photographer: Summertime Blues

Summertime in the borderlands is a time of thinning crowds and thickening clouds. During the southwestern monsoon, as June turns to July, the wide open skies fill up with the most dramatic weather of any place on Earth. The June heat drives away many seasonal residents. It’s the hottest month of all in southern Arizona…

Successful Picnic Validates Historic Group

Nature gifted the April 12 annual picnic held by the Tubac Historical Society with a day more beautiful than ever, fresh air and not a spec of dust in the air as a result of the overnight rain. The already dazzling landscape at the Rock Corral Ranch in Tumacácori was enhanced by the bright colors,…

Bountiful Butterflies: Our Lovely Lepidopterans

If all life on Earth were to suddenly vanish, save we humans who seem hell-bent on accomplishing this grim result, one of the set of species I would miss the most is Butterflies. I would surely pine for their silent graceful and fanciful flights, which often lighten my thoughts. Their incredible diversity of colors, patterns,…

All Souls Day in Tubac

The beautiful ceremony, “All Souls Day” to commemorate our departed loved ones took place on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and concluded at the sculpture garden of the K. Newby Gallery. Among people with white-painted faces with flowers around the eyes, dark sunken eyes and decorative lines I walked my…

Rugged Charm of the Atascosa and Tumacacori Mountains

The Borderlands Photographer The borderlands – what a great place to be! With vast wilderness at your doorstep, not too many other states can boast that benefit for lovers of the outdoors. Southern Arizona’s Atascosa and Tumacacori Mountains form a panorama called Tumacacori Highlands, which also includes the Pajarito Mountains at the border. To residents…

5TH ANNUAL MONSOON FEST AT WISDOMS CAFE

The Monsoon Fest raised approximately $1,400, said Jeannie Perez, director of SCCYA. These funds will be divided with 50 percent to SCCYA and the remaining into three different groups, Montessori de Santa Cruz, Mountain View Elementary Choir and Pena Blanca Elementary Folklorico dancers, explained Wisdom.

NEW CITIZENS WELCOMED AT TUMACACORI NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

With much anticipation and excitement, 12 men and women from Mexico, candidates for U.S. citizenship, received their certificates of naturalization on September 17 at the Tumacacori National Historic Park. On the same day, over 27,000 people were naturalized in different national parks across the nation, according to the information provided by the Department of Homeland…

A Celebration of the Borderlands, Part 5

Remind the snowbirds who migrate northward to cooler climes: they’ll miss out on our monsoon season, the fierce majesty of a nature’s performance art. The borderlands photographer swoons for the monsoon. For him or her, August and September is a season to remember. It’s the tumultuous “second springtime” of the Sonoran Desert in parched late…

Borderlands Slideshow

Remind the snowbirds who migrate northward to cooler climes: they’ll miss out on our monsoon season, the fierce majesty of a nature’s performance art. The borderlands photographer swoons for the monsoon. For him or her, August and September is a season to remember. It’s the tumultuous “second springtime” of the Sonoran Desert in parched late…