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Capturing The Moment — High Water In Sabino Canyon

Becoming is Superior to Being

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 Heavy monsoon rains create flash-flood conditions in Sabino Canyon (September 5, 2014) — Images by kenne
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September 6, 2014 · 5:34 pm

Wild Arizona: Catch ‘The Wave’ (and More)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Each afternoon in September, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we’re spotlighting three of Arizona’s 90 wilderness areas. For more information about any of the state’s wilderness areas, visit Wilderness.net, a collaboration between several wilderness-related organizations. The information here comes from that site and the wilderness areas’ managing agencies. Always contact the managing agency before visiting a wilderness to learn about any restrictions that may be in effect. To see our entire Wild Arizona series, click here

Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
One of the most photographed wildernesses in Arizona (or anywhere), this area includes “The Wave,” a geologic formation visited by only a handful of people per day. Paria Canyon, meanwhile, is one of the world’s best backpacking destinations. Check weather forecasts before entering the canyon, as flash floods are possible.

Location: West of Page
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Q&A: History Buffs Fight to Save 1930s Building on State Fairgrounds

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WPA Administration Building | Courtesy of Will Novak, Phoenix Historic Neighborhood Coalition

WPA Administration Building | Courtesy of Will Novak, Phoenix Historic Neighborhood Coalition

As you might have heard last week, plans to demolish a 1930s-era building at the Arizona State Fairgrounds are on hold after preservation activists intervened on its behalf. The fate of the building, known variously as the State Fair Civic Building and the WPA Administration Building, is now in limbo pending a hearing today (Tuesday, July 22) at the fairgrounds.

What makes this building worthy of preservation? We reached out to Vincent Murray, a historian with Arizona Historical Research, for more information about its past and why some believe it should be preserved. If you’d like to attend today’s meeting, it’s at 4 p.m. in the second-floor Board Room in the Arizona Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix. (Stop by the Arizona Highways gift shop while you’re in the area!)

Q: Tell us a little about the history…

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Zoo Days in January

Many Hats of a Mom

We consider ourselves lucky to live in Arizona in the ‘winter’. Mostly because our days are filled with 70 degree weather. Come July through September, we’ll be singing a different tune, and we’ll be jealous of all you East Coasters.

This morning we took the kids to the zoo. We fed the giraffes, watched the lions sleep, saw some crazy monkeys up close and camped out on the worlds smallest picnic table to eat lunch. By the time we got home, both kids were sleeping in the car. That, my friends, is an afternoon success!

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We’re not sure if we broke the zoo rules, but we brought a loaf of bread and fed nearly ever duck in the place. She loved this part.

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Friday Fotos: Let It Snow in Arizona

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“A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!” — Anon

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Learning, Running, Creating

Living in Ohio, going to the sea requires some significant travel.  However, our latest trip was to Sedona, AZ, and we learned that the sea helped to create the beauty of the red rocks.

Sedona - Red Rocks

Each of the different layers represented in the rocks owes much of its composition to the process in which the sea receded millions of years ago.  For example, the third layer from the top, the Moenkopi Formation, consists of siltstone and mudstone deposited in what were once tidal flat areas.

To learn more about how the rocks were formed, you can check out ArizonaRuins.com.

I hope that everyone has a great week!

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Reflections of Nature – Walk with Nature

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

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