Alexa Von Bieberstein has been a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist since 2007, and I have had the pleasure working with her since 2011 in the SCVN elementary school program on Thursdays. Last Thursday we said goodbye to Alexa since she will be returning to Germany, although she and her husband will be keeping their home here in Tucson. As a “going away” gift, the Thursday group of naturalists gave her a print of Phil Bentley’s photo of Sabino Canyon with snow on the mountains. Although Alexa loves the Sonoran Desert, she also loves snow.
Alexa is also an enthusiastic hiker. A little over a year ago we hike to Thimble Peak, high above Sabino Canyon. Here Phil is taking her picture with Thimble Peak in the background.
In addition to Alexa, Phil and I, Ed Rawl and Tim Ralph completed the group hiking to Thimble peak. (Click here to see my posting on the Thimble Peak hike.) We will all miss her cheerful smile and look forward to seeing her again soon. Knowing Alexa has helped keep my thimble full.
A Thimble Full Of Life
All one needs
in life is a thimble full of this and that to experience life.
what makes up
THIS, what makes up
Folks sip margaritas and beer, smoke babyback ribs, gorge themselves on sweet corn and watermelon, clamoring for the yearly fireworks show, patriotic bombs bursting in air to celebrate the unalienable rights to send aliens back where they came from and to treat everyone as an illegal just for breathing the air of liberty in the land of the free and home of the brave. Storm clouds build on the mountains, gusts whipping through the valley shaking ancient saguaro to the roots.
– Sonoran Monsoon Season by Audell Shelburne
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Tucson 4th Avenue Street Fair Snapshots (December 13, 2014) Images by kenne