Tucson and Surrounding Communities

Tucson is where I live and I love this community. With the desert, you either love it or you don't. No one is ever indifferent to the desert. In this folder you will find photos of Tucson and a few communities which are within a few hours drive of Tucson.


Bisbee is an old mining town. Today the town has become famous for being an artisan community.

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Mt. Lemon

Mt. Lemon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Tucsonans go here to get away from the heat of summer and to do some skiing in the winter. The Catalina Mountains is one of four mountain ranges that surround the city of Tucson.

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Patagonia Creek Preserve 2008

The Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve is a Nature Conservancy site. This site has been preserved primarily for migrating and local birds but also supports a variety of wildlife. Southeastern Arizona is where the Sonoran and Chihauhuan Desrts as well as the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Madres come together and makes for a great diverse ecological area. This trip was taken in May 2008.

35 images

San Javier

The San Javier Mission can date its roots all the way to the early 1700's. It is one of a string of missions built by the Spaniards.

26 images


Sedona is in the northern part of the State of Arizona and is one of my favorite places to go to get away from it all. It is known for its beautiful red hills and mountains and for the pleasant climate. Not far from Sedona is Montezuma's Castle, which is an ancient Native American dwelling.

86 images


Sonoita. About and hour's drive southeast of Tucson. This area has established a bunch of wineries in the rolling grasslands of the valley. The photos contained here are of the Blessing of The Vines event held on April 25th, 2009 at the Sonoita Vineyards Winery. It was a beautiful but windy day.

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Tombstone, famous for Wyatt Earp and where the gunfight at the O.K Corral took place. Today it is pretty much a tourist stop.

7 images


Tucson. My adopted city. Here you will find a short clip from the BBC's Planet Earth series showing Tucson's unique desert environment.

37 images · 1 video