You know it’s autumn in Tucson when the leaves on Mt.Lemmon change colors, the traffic light you’ve been sitting at for a year changes color and my uncle Jose’s shorts change color. He likes to wear red shorts with black socks. he's what we in Tucson refer to as fashionable. Autumn is the t…
It’s a Tucson Christmas: The only snow we’ll see are cocaine busts at the border.
Summer officially expires on Sunday — but Tucson is still sweltering with highs at or near 100 degrees even as the first faint signs of fall color appear in the Catalina Mountains north of the city.
Along the Agua Caliente Wash near Houghton Road, yellowing leaves show evidence of the approaching fall season.
You savor a breath of surprisingly cool air in the early morning. You notice a slight change in the angle of sunlight gilding a mountain ridge. You glimpse a first hint of yellow in the leaves of trees. Autumn is in the air. Even here in the hot desert, with a dozen days of summer to go.
Halloween in Tucson is typically the time of year when summer
finally breaks and fall settles in with coolish temperatures and
Nightfall: Harvest of Fear — Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney
Road. Live shows, haunted attractions. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29. 6
p.m.-midnight Oct. 30-31. $24; $20 for ages 11 and under.
Many events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors,
military and others. Call venue for details.
Halloween trends are telling. Ask Robert Thompson, a pop-culture
expert and the founding director of the Bleier Center for
Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.