In the last week, Tucson has been decked out in regal splendor with the flowering of Texas Ranger bushes. When this bush blooms it produces masses of fragrant flowers that vary from pink to purple and blue to white, with the color intensifying when temperatures and humidity are high. Sometimes the Texas Ranger is referred to as the “barometer bush” for its ability to forecast rainfall. Many times, the Texas ranger will bloom right before it rains or 10 days following hard rains,which we had a couple of weeks ago with the monsoons.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.