Springtime in Tucson!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Terry Bishop Realty LLC

Cerulean skies, warm breezes, and temperatures in the high 70’s and low 80’s mark spring time in Tucson.  Buds begin to burst from branches.   Golden desert marigolds pop up along highways, the tall, deep blue lupines stand at attention, while the pink globe mallow and red parry pestemon  make a mark on the Arizona landscape.

This is the time to hike, to bike, to be outdoors embracing the warmth and beauty of all Tucson offers.

The smell of the air is fresh, doors and windows are thrown open and the stagnant air of winter is replaced by clean spring fragrances. 

Shorts and tees replace long pants and sweatshirts.  The dormant earth comes alive again with color, wafts of newly blossomed vegetation wander in the air, and the delicate feel of regeneration is once again upon us. 

It’s the time to enjoy the many free outdoor events which bring together a myriad of cultural activities and represent the creative talents of the Tucson area. 

The Tucson Festival of Books winds down today at the University of Arizona campus.  Authors, publishers, lovers of books, and literacy advocates  congregrate on campus to listen to panel discussions, enjoy readings by authors,  attend workshops,  or enter writing contests.  The event is free and each year grows larger, attracting renowned authors who share their creativity. 

Art is in the air and March 18 to the 20th is  Oro Valley Arts in the Park, another free event.   Musicians will perform,  art work of all mediums as well as crafts will be displayed for sale, activities for children are available, and the delectable smells from the food vendors will fill the air. Friday and Saturday hours are from 9 am to 4 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

The Tucson Museum of Art will be open March 25 through 27 as well as the homes on the Historic Block in downtown Tucson for the Annual Spring Artisan Market.  This is the perfect place to purchase unique gifts which can range from one of the kind pottery to a pair of hand crafted earrings,  hand painted cards, or intricately blown glass. 

Much of the history of Tucson and the old Presidio are within this historic downtown area and a tour of the homes in this area reflect Tucson’s connection to both Mexico and Spain.   The Presidio of San Augustine del Tucson dates back to 1775, and the Cordova house in particular is a good example of the old adobe construction. Tours are available and are conducted by docents of the Tucson Museum of Art.

Not only is the weather enticing during Tucson’s springtime, but there is plenty to see and do!  Come, enjoy the beauty of  spring time in Tucson and the events which represent Tucson and its culture! 

Resources:

Tucson Festival of Books

http://www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Oro Valley Arts in the Park:

http://www.orovalleyfestival.org/eventinfo.html

Tucson Museum of Art:

http://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/

 

 


Comments (2)

Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Terry, springtime in Tuscon sounds wonderful. I wish I lived closer to enjoy all the beautiful places and features you're describing. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Mar 13, 2011 05:26 AM
Terry Bishop
Terry Bishop Realty LLC - Tucson, AZ
Earning Your Trust and Confidence...

We will be in Washington DC in May for Mid Year meetings for CRS but I think we will miss cherry blossoms...your crocus and daffys must be popping out of the ground, or at least trying Elizabeth!

Mar 13, 2011 11:34 AM