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New Shade Shelter At Sabino Canyon Stop #9   3 comments

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Fans of Sabino Canyon will have two big things to celebrate in the coming weeks: the return of the Sabino Canyon Tram and a beautiful new shade structure that will heighten the enjoyment of Sabino’s natural beauty during Tucson’s endless sunny days.   

Working in VERY close partnership with Friends of Sabino Canyon, the U.S. Forest Service, and The Regional Partnering Center, Caylor Design and Construction was chosen to construct the beautiful new shade structure, designed by Eglin & Bressler Architects, in anticipation of the Tram service starting running again this week.

And while this could never be considered a “big” job, it’s certainly a big deal to the almost one million visitors Sabino Canyon sees every year, and so it was a project we took on happily and poured our whole hearts into. Working on a project like this, in what we consider to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, was an assignment we relished. Without a doubt, our biggest challenge was Mother Nature and our deep commitment to having as little impact on the Canyon as possible. The meticulous planning we put into every aspect of construction – especially getting our essential heavy equipment, backhoes and concrete trucks back into the site were rewarded with minimal or no impact on the environment. There were days where the creek was roaring, and our crews couldn’t even get back to the site!  

For some companies, this project would have been too small and too demanding to be worth the effort. At Caylor, we were proud that we were trusted to be up to the task. And we’re VERY proud of the results! (The images and copy are from Pedro Gastelum with Caylor Design and Construction.)

A Hummingbird’s Nest   Leave a comment

Finding Solitude Out On The Trail   Leave a comment


Saguaro Cactus-Edit-4-72-2Bear Canyon Trail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
— from “Solitude” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Seasons Come And Go   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallotail-72.jpgMore Signs of Spring In Sabino Canyon (Pipevine Swallowtail) — Image by kenne

Truth never dies.  The ages come and go.

  The mountains wear away, the stars retire.

Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;

   And empires, states and dynasties expire;

But caught and handed onward by the wise,

  Truth never dies.

— author unknown

Impressionist Oil Painter In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Ken Requard-4-Edit-3-art-72Impressionist Oil Painter In Sabino Canyon Near Sabino Creek (Ken Requard) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everything on the face of the earth
is constantly being transformed
Because the Earth is alive and has a Soul.

— Paulo Coelho


Snow In Tucson Panoramas   2 comments

Last week we had two inches of snow in Tucson and 2.5 feet on Mt. Lemmon and by the time these images were taken most of the snow in the basin had melted. It was beautiful while it lasted.

Tucson Snow Panorama-2-72The Catalina Mountains in the Sabino Canyon area.

Tanuri Ridge-72-3The Catalina Mountains as seen from Tanui Ridge

Baboquivari Mountains-72-2The Baboquivari Mountains — Panoramas by kenne

Black-throated Sparrow   1 comment

black-throatedsparrow-72Black-throated Sparrow — Image by kenne

Looks like a black beard
A small bird of distinction
Hear the sounds of rain.

— kenne

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