Monday, March 14, 2005

The Poppies at Picacho Park are Past their Prime

In their Glory

Viewing the flowers in the spring is an annual tradition here in the desert. It was bumper to bumper traffic on the roads in Pacacho Peak State Park.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Re-enacting History

The Colonel and His Lady

I went to Picacho Park, between Tucson and Phoenix and killed two birds with one stone, as it were. The poppies at Picacho are just at their prime (I couldn't resist the alliteration) and this weekend was the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Picacho Peak - the battle furthest west of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Thought the battle was barely a skirmish between about a dozen Federal troops and about as many Confederates, it's become quite a thing here in Arizona.

The Confederate Battery

Civil War Re-enactors