I have a friend who’s from Tucson but doesn’t live here anymore. She misses it. I know she does, because anytime I post pictures on Facebook of nature shots that move me as I’m going about my daily life in Tucson, she comments, likes and sometimes even shares my photos. She even begs me to post more, more, more.
Last night, as I was driving through a glorious sunset, I pulled out my iPhone at a red light and snapped this:
Stunning, huh? Well, that’s Tucson. Our sunsets light up the sky. We have monsoons that cause monsters of clouds to charge through the sky, bolts of lightening that look like they’re leading to the end of the world and then an aftermath of rainbows that bring about smiles of hope and clarity.
I totally get why my friend misses it here. Tucson is like nature’s wonderland. All we’re missing is an ocean, and that would make it perfect.
So, a nod to nature today, because sometimes it’s so beautiful here it brings tears to my eyes. The Beatles wrote “Mother Nature’s Son,” a song that embraces all of the natural world. As my friend said in a message to me, “It’s not hard to find something beautiful in Tucson.” True that!