Mar 13, 2016

Sunday Blast into the desert!

This was work week, volunteer style, at the wonderful Tubac Center of the Arts! Here in a small town of around 1200, sitting in the high desert at around 3200 feet, lies a wealth of art history. Tubac is one of the oldest communities in the state of Arizona. Taken from the website
 With 90 galleries and studios & only 40 miles south Tucson, Tubac is home to sculptors, painters, potters, artisans and jewelers. The center of Tubac's cultural life is the Tubac Center of the Arts, which offers a robust schedule of events that include exhibitions, performing arts and art education and classes for children.
I worked for around 3 1/2 hours and met over 200 people from all around the world. Impressive and educational. I sincerely push people towards volunteering at a non-profit that you admire and love!

Off we headed into the Sonoran desert landscape! Beautiful and bold by any standards. The ocotillo was beginning to bloom along with many other cactuses as well. This impressive drive provided javelinas, snakes, sycamore trees, and impressive rock formations. I'm still on the lookout for the tarantula, for my grandson Triston, or the horned lizard as well as scorpion. The snake, of which I photographed, decided to head towards my legs as I was filming and I was quite impressive with my leap into the air!
You'll notice with a little imagination that the rock formations begin to look like Mt. Rushmore! 

I believe a desert version of our garter snake at home? 

The rooting, tooting javelina on the run from us Montana visitors!

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