Arizona · art · Day Trips

Mini Time Machine 

One of my favorite places to visit in Tucson, Arizona is The Mini Time Machine.   If you like miniatures this is your place!  I went a few years ago and then again last Fall.   It seems like they have added more exhibits than the first time I visited.  They also have temporary exhibits which all look interesting.

The artwork is amazing and how they make those tiny little items is beyond me!

They have doll houses, themed rooms, holiday exhibits, and tiny furniture!





They have specially made doll houses, such as this teapot…

One of my favorites was is these ghosts in honor of Halloween …


Until tomorrow, LAF

Arizona · photography · Places to Visit

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

One of my favorite places to go is the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.  It is just amazing and takes me a full day to go thru.  

I thought I would share a few of my random pics taken on my last visit!   

Just a few of my gorgeous, never serious daughter … 

Until cooler days I will resort to reliving old photos!  Ugh I had more pics but couldn’t get them to load, so will save them for another day!  LAF

Arizona · botanical gardens · Cactus · Day Trips · photography

Happy Sunday!  Life is Hard!  

Life is hard!  It’s true, mentally, physically, financially, socially, you name it at times it is very difficult.   I always have a hard time with life at this time of year, it’s so hot here (Arizona), the heat goes on forever, I feel trapped in my home, car and office.  Thank God for air conditioning, but I yearn for cooler days.   

Just like SAD in the northern region in winter I begin to get depressed and unmotivated in June when the heat rises.  Even when the possibility of going in a friends pool for the day sounds miserable due to the bath water temperature of the water!   It’s hard to believe that the constant heat can have such an effect on me!   I think what I miss the most is in the Summer I hardly take any photographs, which is an important part of my mental, physical and creative health!   

So for today I will post some photos from a cooler day at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.   The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is a 98-acre Zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery founded in 1952.  It is truly someplace you can spend all day.   

The view from one of the trails is beautiful and like a patchwork quilt …

The animals …

The frogs …

The flowers and Desert flora …

Here is to cooler days!   Come back soon for more pics from this wonderful place!  

Until tomorrow, LAF