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Poppies blooming now!

Poppies blooming now!

Gold poppy wildflowers blooming on February 9 -- six weeks before spring -- along Picture Rocks Road in Saguaro National Park west of Tucson. …

February 09, 2016 3:44 pmLoading…

85 brilliant displays of Southwest wildflowers

85 brilliant displays of Southwest wildflowers

Take a look at some of the brilliant flower displays Tucson has had in the past few years.

February 07, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Downtown Salt Lake City is a place to play after hitting the slopes

Downtown Salt Lake City is a place to play after hitting the slopes

Downtown Salt Lake City is livelier than it used to be. City Creek Center, a 23-acre mall-and-housing redevelopment project (retractable roof,…

February 06, 2016 6:13 am Video Photos

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The Zen of duck watching

The Zen of duck watching

Just watching ducks at Agua Caliente Park can be calming — and amusing. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

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While gazing at the span of visible planets, remember the Arizonan who discovered Pluto

While gazing at the span of visible planets, remember the Arizonan who discovered Pluto

He died in 1997.

February 03, 2016 5:45 am Video Photos

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Rigorous or rambling: Trails await at eastern end of Broadway

Rigorous or rambling: Trails await at eastern end of Broadway

One of Tucson's busiest thoroughfares can take you to wondrous trails.

February 03, 2016 5:30 am Video Photos

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Who knew? Great trails along Broadway

Who knew? Great trails along Broadway

A network of trails — more than a dozen of them — near the eastern end of Broadway offers outdoor wonders right in Tucson's backyard. Video by…

January 28, 2016 1:51 pmLoading…

Snow trek in Catalina Mountains

Snow trek in Catalina Mountains

A late-January trek high in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is a journey into a white winter wonderland. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona …

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25 stunning photos of Tucson fog

25 stunning photos of Tucson fog

We don't see much of this misty weather blanket in the desert, but when we do it's pretty magical. Take a look at some of our favorite fog ph…

January 25, 2016 1:26 pm Photos

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Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

Colorado skiing: Tall peaks, small-town feel of Telluride

TELLURIDE, Colo. — When people find out I'm a travel writer, the next question is almost always, "What's the best place you've ever been?"

January 23, 2016 6:00 am Photos

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Wildflowers in winter

Wildflowers in winter

It might be midwinter -- but some wildflowers and other springlike vegetation are showing up in desert canyons near Tucson. The plants are ben…

January 21, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

5 planets visible in early morning sky

5 planets visible in early morning sky

Worth getting up on a cold winter's morning to see.

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Beautiful sunset photos taken by readers

Beautiful sunset photos taken by readers

Star Facebook readers posted incredible sunset photos last week thanks to monsoon clouds. Take a look and share yours on the Arizona Daily Sta…

January 18, 2016 7:00 am Photos

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23 photos of Tucson's quirkiest saguaros

23 photos of Tucson's quirkiest saguaros

These unique saguaros march to the beat of their own spiny drums. It's just another reason to love our desert.

January 16, 2016 4:00 pm Photos

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Experience a hot air balloon ride over Tucson in 3 minutes

Experience a hot air balloon ride over Tucson in 3 minutes

The Star took a hot air balloon ride over Tucson with the company Tucson Adventures by Hot Air Expeditions (TucsonAdventures.com). Experience …

January 15, 2016 3:23 pmLoading…

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