Georgia O Keeffe and the Southwest

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Southwest

CC Sunscreens Fun Facts, History

Few artists have captured the Southwest as vividly and as devotedly as Georgia O’Keeffe. The painter who got her start in the hustle and bustle of the New York art world made a decisive move to New Mexico early in her artistic career and never looked back, using the Southwestern sky and landscape as her muse for nearly seven decades. …

Wildfires: Prevention & Protection for Your Home

Wildfires: Prevention & Protection for Your Home

CC Sunscreens Climate, Environment, Weather

  With fires cutting through Tonto National Forest the past several weeks, it is a good reminder to Arizona residents that wildfires can strike, even in the desert. Keeping your home protected from fire is a significant concern, especially if you live on property at the edge of urban areas, which are most vulnerable to the spread of wildfires. Much …

Water Conservation Tips for Desert Living

Water Conservation Tips for Desert Living

CC Sunscreens Climate, Desert, Environment, Nature

  Nothing reminds you about the importance of water like experiencing summer in the desert! Now that summer heat has descended upon Phoenix, the hot, dry air can seem relentless. It is a good way to keep in mind why water is the desert’s most precious resource. We all need water to live, but it’s important to realize that the …

Weekend Trip: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Weekend Trip: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

CC Sunscreens Sites to See, Travel

  Summer’s here and that means it’s a great time to pack up the family and hit the road for a weekend trip! There’s always something to explore in Arizona. This season is a great time to check out the summer recreation outside the city on an adventure-filled loop to the south and west. Kofa National Wildlife Refuge The Kofa …

Preparing Your Desert Home for the Summer

Preparing Your Desert Home for the Summer

CC Sunscreens Climate, cool tips, Energy Savings, Home Improvement, Sun screens, Tips & Tricks, Weather

The start of summer heat means that the annual migration of Phoenix Snowbirds is already underway. Our city’s intense climate is a relief to many in the winter, but a trial in the summertime. If you are packing up your house and heading north for the season, here are some things to consider. Power Down You don’t want your home …

Critters of the Sonoran Desert

Critters of the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Animals & Insects, Desert, Fun Facts, Nature, Research, Sonoran Desert

Sometimes the desert in Arizona gets so hot you have to wonder how other animals get by without the benefit of cooling sunshades. Yet, for centuries Sonoran wildlife has developed and adapted to the extremes of desert temperatures. Part of their strategy is similar to ours – get in the shade for a simple, natural cool. Other fauna is crepuscular …

Gardening in Arizona

Gardening in Arizona

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, cool tips, Green Living, Tips & Tricks

With spring in Arizona, the desert comes to life, which makes it a great time to get out and garden. During the Spring, the days are getting warmer, but the full heat of summer sun is still in the future. Planting in your garden now is a good way to create some cooling shade in the months to come. Desert …

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Animals & Insects, Desert, Nature, News, Research, Science

Here in the Sonoran Desert, we’re used to extremes of hot and dry weather. Sometimes, this can make the reality of climate change seem abstract and hard to see, but rising global temperatures are setting into motion a cascade of drastic changes to ecosystems and weather patterns. From the severe polar vortex winter storms striking the Midwest to the widespread …

Weekend Trip: Salvation Mountain

Weekend Trip: Salvation Mountain

CC Sunscreens Desert, Family & Fun, Nature, Travel

Spring is a great time to hit the road and take a weekend trip. With hundreds of great spots to explore just a short drive from Phoenix, a road trip is just the thing for finding a new adventure. Before the summer starts heating up, it’s also a good time to get out to some off-the-beaten path locations like the …