Fall Stargazing in Arizona

Fall Stargazing in Arizona

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Arizona, known for its stunning desert landscapes and clear, dark skies, is a haven for avid stargazers. The fall season in Arizona offers a unique opportunity to witness the celestial wonders that grace the night sky. With its low humidity, minimal light pollution, and a multitude of observatories and dark sky parks, Arizona provides an ideal setting for a memorable …

Searching for the Next Solar Eclipses in the Desert

Searching for the Next Solar Eclipses in the Desert

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Have you ever experienced a solar eclipse? It’s rare but for almost anyone who has witnessed one, it can be a beautiful and rare occurrence. The next solar to look out for is not until October of 2023 and for us Arizonans, we will only get a partial view of one. However, if you are hungry to find out more …

Summer Party Ideas for Your Patio

Searching for a Super Bloom!

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Out here in the desert we love the wide vistas of red rocks and brilliant sunsets. The desert is full of surprises with its red tinged earth tones and life despite the lack of water and stifling heat. However, in rare instances we are blessed with a super bloom and it is truly a sight to see. When we are …

Hacks to Help You Keep Cool in the Desert Heat!

Hacks to Help You Keep Cool in the Desert Heat!

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So, summer is nearly at its end but that doesn’t mean the heat has let up. A lot of us are staying inside and keeping cool in the air conditioning or enjoying a cool drink under misters and shade at our favorite café. However, some of us just really need to get out into the elements, even when the heat …

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to locals that Phoenix is the hottest major city in the United States. Our city has outdone itself with a staggering average of 107 days a year with temperatures over 99°F, outpacing even Las Vegas which trails us with “only” 70 days in the triple digits. On a warming planet, the intensity of …

Native Plants that Attract Birds

Native Plants that Attract Birds

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If you have CC Sunscreens on your Arizona home, you know what it feels like to live in comfort even when summer temperatures turn up the heat. Finding stylish and cooling shade isn’t just a human desire, our desert fauna has adapted itself to find nature’s sunscreens…and you can help. Planting trees, shrubs, cacti and flowers that wildlife like birds …

Wildfires: Prevention & Protection for Your Home

Wildfires: Prevention & Protection for Your Home

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  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

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  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 …

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

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With the winter chill behind us, springtime in central Arizona is the perfect time to plan an adventure in the vast beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This year, exploring the desert features not only ideal weather but a bursting display of wildflower blooms. The chance to spot birds, animals and other wildlife also increases, especially as desert reptiles emerge from …