From Tubac Living

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…

Yoga With Kathy Edds

We all have our super heroes.  Thanks to Marvel Comics we are a generation that grew up with Superman, Spiderman and the Avengers.  Now we enjoy their over-the-top powers at the movies.  I am right there, looking forward to catching the next movie, “The Age of Ultron!” I am equally enamored by the myths of…

Out My Backdoor

Help us to be the always helpful Gardeners of the spirit Who know that without darkness Nothing comes to birth As without light Nothing flowers… May Sarton . Let us never take for granted the spirit of this wonderland in which we live.  We are the caretakers of this lovely valley, we are the gardeners…

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,…

Gloria Moroyoqui: Woman of Power & Wisdom

“People adore her,” said Anita Badertscher, Tumacácori National Historic Park’s chief of interpretation and education, volunteer coordinator and co-coordinator of fiesta. Badertscher explained more details of the program that allows Moyoroqui to be a vendor at the fiesta and allows her to sell her flowers at the park’s store.