Giggles with besties, just one of the magical moments snapped during one of our past events! We are pretty biased, but we think we have the best babes around! 🥰
Also, for all of you wonderful babes who missed out on beginners burlesque last round with @mslolatorch - we are doing round 2!! Join us 2/10, official events and ticketing coming soon!! Highly recommend for trying something new, helping yourself feel confident and sexy in your body, maybe for some fun Valentine’s Day inspo... or just getting silly with some gal pals! 💕
Spring 2017 - Tucson, Arizona in (or near) the Sonoran Desert at Rocking K Trail on a private working ranch with Trail Dust Offroad Tours Inc. courtesy of Rain Bird for touring their head quarters. These are pictures of their largest saguaro (soft 'g' sa-waro) cactus on their property and one we got to see in bloom. The saguaro is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 40 feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and few other areas despite what movies try to fake. What makes the blooms unique are that they are 3 inches in size and form all along the tops of the stems smelling like over ripe melons. They only bloom for a 24 hour period and mostly rely on pollination at night by bats! These bats are the lesser long nosed bat and the Mexican long-tongued bat. The flower then turns into a bright red fruit with thousands of seeds. (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum). #arizona#sonorandesert#tucson#tusconarizona#traildustoffroadtoursinc#rainbird#rainbirdirrigation#saguaro#saguarocactus#cactus#desert#sunset#flowers#desertflowers#saguaroflower#samsungnote4#adobephotoshop
The Joy of Tenebrosity in Summer (A Painting and a Poem)
2017 for the closing of the saguaro harvest
We have journeyed
Against the sun's bright starkness
Here in the dry heat of pre-monsoon summer
The time of browns
So many colors of earth
And the brittleness
Of shriveled leaves
In the stillness
The rabbits have worms
The deer have gone for water
Even the birds have sense not to leave
Their shaded nests
On these hottest days
And snakes are smart enough
To stay in their black homes
Beneath the sharp and glimmering stones
But the saguaro keeps its greenness
In strength that stretches up toward the coming night
Long slender shadows
Give bars of shade
To the scorched earth
And we are thankful
For these tiny islands
Against the light
And wonder if the droplets from our flesh
Even matter to the earth
Are they any offering?
Are they a thanks for this holy place
That sears us with its blistering face
And blinding invitations
Into all that is left
When lushness is stripped away
Of all but the most tenacious life?
But then the hot licking wind
And strokes us, descending by degree
As the sun sinks too
The sky shifts into more than blue
And the horizon catches fire
Gems of brightness
Begin to glint
In the ocean of sky above
And we make our way
Back to coolness
Back to a shared meal
Back to love
Back to the safety of night
And we listen
As the desert comes alive again
Underneath a softer light
And our stories unfold above us
In the stars
And we remember
That all of light
And all of dark
Is ours (Painting composed of acrylics, paper, ink, discarded house paint, mica powder, dichroic powders, vintage Swarovski crystals, sweat, on discarded artwork. Poem composed on the last day I harvested at Stella Tucker’s ancestral saguaro camp, July 2017)
Thank you @batchtucson and @thedjhart for 3rd Friday last night! I had a blast throwing down surrounded by enthusiast friends and strangers alike. I definitely recommend checking out Batch if you haven’t before and if you liked what I put down I’ll be playing at Project Atlas’s final Galactic Center send off party “Galaxian: The Final Departure” on the second stage from 12AM-1AM on January 26th next Saturday!
📸: the lovely @lapisdracula
Hey friends! Lots of new faces to the page so I thought I’d start off with saying thank you for the follow and here’s a little about myself.
1. I have been woodworking just over two years. I started because I didn’t want spend an arm and leg in a patio farmhouse table. Swipe 👉🏼 to see my first DIY!
2. I work from my home.. running my custom furniture business. We just put up a little workshop in my backyard this past summer. I am grateful for having my own space to create.. even though I think my husband just wanted his garage back 😂.
3. I recently earned my degree in Science and public health. The long term goal has always been to become a dietician.
4. Health and fitness has always been an important aspect in my life. It’s my getaway from it all.
5. I want to learn an instrument. I think the piano or guitar would be enjoyable to learn.
6. I have a website that I recently started blogging my DIY projects on. I love creating and being able to share tips and tricks I have learned along the way and sharing them with others. .
So much is happening here at the inn this week... the exterior of the building is getting painted (this is just the primer for now), the garden is getting a major cleanup, and tiles started to arrive! Oh and we’re getting serious about coming up with a name for this place. 😂 #inprogress
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This sandstone wave in the Southwest definitely lives up to the hype on places you must experience. Feeling blessed I got to share it with @themango.goddess and some other rad people!