It’ll never get old.
HH: Hard to beat those Arizona sunsets. - I will be in Tucson next week. Looking forward to it.
A cemetery of disused war planes in the scorching Arizona desert has been given a new lease of life – as part of an art project.
‘The Boneyard Project’ resurrects disused war planes that lie in the famous Boneyard in Arizona by letting graffiti artists paint them.
More than 30 of the world’s best urban artists worked on five ruined US Air Force jets, vividly bringing them back to life with paint and colour.
Eagle-eyed: Planes in the art project are brought back to life with vivid colours and images
- Ghostly warplanes resurrected through graffiti (thesun.co.uk)
B 52 Boneyard, Arizona - on the outskirts of Tucson
Pictures of the Occupy Tucson movement 11-25-2011
- From Occupy Tucson, Thanksgiving Day 2011 (my.firedoglake.com)
- Occupy Tucson’s Request for an Emergency Restraining Order Rejected on (Mostly) Procedural Grounds (volokh.com)
I always liked Lee Marvin in the movies. I liked him even more when he moved to Tucson and you would occasionally spot him driving around town in his beat up old pick-up truck wearing a crumpled cowboy hat acting like … yeah, just like another real person and not full of himself.He was a good’en.
NEWS UPDATE BULLETIN - latest news is that the Congressman is still ALIVE and being treated, though critical condition - updates conflicting.
6 5 Others, Killed By Gunman
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and six others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, the Pima County, Ariz., sheriff’s office confirms.
The 40-year-old Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.
At least three other people, including members of her staff, were injured. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson.
Gunman in custody.
Hummingbird Sunset (Two of my favorite things together)
Photo and comment by Mike Shaw: “Tedious. Another evening ANOTHER AWESOME SUNSET!!! Arizona has every place I’ve been to beat by quite a long ways when it comes to sunset awesomeness! Better than Roswell. Better than Lubbock. Better than Odessa. Better than Oregon. (although Oregon has best lots of other stuff!) Even better than San Diego at the beach! It really boggles the mind.”
Saguaro National Park, Southern Arizona: 1935, 2010
The landscape pictured here in front of Agua Caliente Hill near Tucson is dominated by a stand of tall saguaro cactus in the photo on the left, taken in 1935 when the park was a national monument. Brittlebrush, foothill paloverde and mesquite can also be seen.
In the photo on the right, taken in March of this year, the saguaro has declined dramatically and very few of the individual plants in the earlier photo remain. But new saguaro have been growing in the area since the 1970s and could eventually fill the landscape again. Houses being built along the park’s border are destroying the saguaro there.
Images: Left: USGS/unknown photographer. Right: USGS/photo by Raymond M. Turner.
Vato Tattoo - Photo is from South Tucson, Arizona