“Snowless In Tucson, No Shortage of Snowmen”


It’s funny when Christmastime comes to the Arizona desert. People put up large figures of snowmen blown up by generators. They are cute and make me feel chillier. While the temperatures at night and early morning are cold (30’s), we rarely get snow. If we do, it doesn’t stick.

For that reason, Tohono Chul Park in Tucson assembles snowmen made out of tumbleweeds. (See above photo.) Now that makes sense. How does this relate to writing? I’m not sure. Other than to say this season is a wonderful time of year to think back to the excitement of being a child at Christmas, capture it, and write a Christmas story for children.

I’m working on it, along with my stockpile of other stories, all stuffed into a stocking by the pretend fireplace with care.