Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snow in Tucson

A common sight at Waffle Horse

These were happier times, before The Snow.

Before The Snow, Annie lounged on the patio at Govinda's.


 Before The Snow, we looked at unidentifiable birds at Reid Park, Tucson.

 Then, The Snow came.

GET IT OFF ME!! 



Snow can pretend to be pretty.











We attended a Hare Krishna service at their temple Sunday night. I was intrigued, and I wanted to get a feel for the thing. I mean, people who can make food like that? Worth investigating.

If you're curious and a teeny bit adventurous, give it a try. It's not scary. I'd say their worship is more spirited than Jehovah's Witnesses and more restrained than Pentecostals. If you just want to eat delicious restaurant food at Govinda's, you won't be accosted with religion at all, but you won't be restrained when you yell YUM!

They didn't tell me this, but digging around I see that Hare Krishnas are involved in food relief efforts, and serve 1.5 million free veg*n meals a day worldwide.




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36 comments:

Merikay said...

I try to respect the worship of anything, but prefer chocolate.

The Good Luck Duck said...

I am also a chocolate devotee. A faithful one.

Judy and Emma said...

Black-crowned NIGHT herons before the storm. They should have been sleeping. Did you wade them up?

The Good Luck Duck said...

That's confirmation, then, Judy. Karen told me that on Facebook, too. Are they migrating, maybe?

SwankieWheels said...

cool birds, cool ducks... all good.

ain't for city gals said...

Ha!..I saw a sign the other day...it said...Starbucks is my Higher Power! Made me laugh out loud. I know nothing about Hare Krishnas but would like to go to service just to see...probably nice.

The Good Luck Duck said...

It's interesting and not alarming. Won't leave you jumpy like Starbucks. :D

All good, Swankie!

Janie and John said...

We were there a couple winters ago and it snowed. It had been 10 years since the last snow then. Hmmm, just 2 years later, could the weather be changing?

6-bleen-7 said...

Looks like you had some hoarfrost there (the long, slender ice crystals).

The Good Luck Duck said...

Janie, no one warned us the climate could change! That's inconvenient! #thetruth

Watch your mouth! Oh, that. Is that what hoarfrost looks like?

TexCyn said...

Oh, what a cool shot of snow crystals! But really, does snow belong there? Did you tell it that?

The Good Luck Duck said...

I tried not to be rude, but honestly! I'm sure it could read it in my body language.

Teri said...

Cute birds and I like the pic of the snow crystals. Maybe the Hare Krishnas did a snow chant.

Lisa said...

We will definitely be trying Govindas...thanks for the tip!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Aren't they cute? I love their bright eyes.

YUM! You're welcome.

Kimbopolo said...

I love the way you seek out unlikely adventures. Keep doing it.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, Kim!

Susan and Bob said...

It sounds like this year is not the time to see Arizona... That is two in a row now isn't it??? Your snow crystals look great

The Good Luck Duck said...

It's really cold! It was worse last month when it was in the teens. Arizona is showing bad manners this year, for sure.

Thank you!

Anne Sigalet Henderson said...

Love the night herons! Even with the red 'devil' eyes.
Glad you had a good experience with the Hare Krishna's - harder to keep that balanced view for Oregonians. A little too similar to the Rajneeshpuram in Antelope OR ;)

JO said...

The birds are from the Zoo they fly back and forth. Did you do the Zoo its great.
I love the crystals. I thought if it din't stop raining I might float past you out there.

I sure hope the weather is good on Thur. it should be love sitting out on that patio.

TravelBug-Susan said...

Your black-crowned night heron photo is a show stopper! Gorgeous.

TravelBug-Susan said...

Oh, and the "Waffle Horse!" Did you think no one noticed. hahahahaha

The Good Luck Duck said...

Anne, I looked that up. What a nightmare. It must have felt like all-out war. That sounds more like Colorado City and the Jeffs-ians than the Hare Krishnas. These guys just seem to have regular jobs and lives and they go to church on Sunday. And THE FOOD!

Jo, they are allowed out? That's cool. Makes sense, but I wouldn't have thought it.

I thought it might be a sleeper, Susan.

The Odd Essay said...

You might not like the snow, but you sure take great photos of it. Ha! Waffle Horse... IHop turned into IGallop?

Danielle said...

Can't I have a horse as my toad!?!?!?

Brenda A. said...

You know we never went to Govinda's while living there. mainly because Karin was convinced she didn't like Indian food. But now that we have convinced her otherwise, we'll have to go there when we get back to Tucson. That patio is really pretty!

Rick Doyle said...

Snow today - gone tomorrow! Hope so. The only snow I want to see is in photos and yours are very, very good!

In answer to your question about using keyboard 'goop' for cleaning......... I don't think I would!!

The Good Luck Duck said...

The perfect 4-down vehicle, Danielle.

It's a delicious experience, Brenda. I have always been nearly indifferent to Indian food, but not this stuff!

Thanks, Rick!

Okay, no to Goop. But, it's okay to let the cats clean my keys, right?

Mary said...

Hare Krishnas are so 70's! I didn't know they were still active. I live under a rock.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Right? I was scared of them in the 70's. I was already in a cult that didn't like competition.

Soaring Sun said...

When I left Truth or Consequences yesterday morning, there had been snow the night before, and there was still a little left on the sides of the roads and more of it up on Turtleback Mountain.

There was snow up in Texas Canyon, in Wilcox, and all along the way to Tucson. But then west of Tucson, it was warmer.

Today I am in Why and it is sooo nice and warm that it actually feels refreshing when a breeze stirs up. I had lunch at the Oasis, in the shade, gazing at palm trees.

And I am wondering, why aren't you here? You could be here in two hours. Darby Road is calling your names. No, wait, that's me.

Zophie said...

Somebody probably already identified the birds for you, but since I had not time to read the previous comments, I will still mention that I believe they are night herons. Though I am surprised to see them in the daylight, so maybe I am wrong.
Wonderful pictures, especially the one of the birds!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Sue: that's awesome. I've been mooning over Ajo lately, too.

Zophie, you're part of consensus. I don't know why they were out then, either.

Sherry said...

Well I guess I'll have to jump in here since I just dragged myself out of the Everglades to see what you guys have been up to for the past 2 weeks while I have been gone and have been often seeing Black Crowned Night Herons during the day. Maybe they behave differently in the Everglades where there is no snow ever, not ever.

The Good Luck Duck said...

I know I would, Sherry.

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