- CASA GRANDE -- Carl Clapp's life and his art both revolve around cotton. He majored in art education in college and planned to teach but he shifted direction when his father-in-law urged him to get into cotton farming. So he combined both careers. He farmed during the day and painted at night.
- Q: Do you know what an orange dog is? A: An orange dog is the caterpillar of the giant swallowtail butterfly and feeds exclusively on citrus. The thing about it is that it looks exactly like bird poop. Is that great or what? Further proof that God has a sense of humor.
- A special thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. 2012 has been an amazing year and we look forward to 2013. We believe we have a truly special publication and a very special audience. Here’s a look at our most popular posts of 2012.
- CHANDLER -- This city may be the only one in the nation facing a shortage of materials required for building a Christmas tree. Every year since 1957, Chandler has erected a Christmas tree composed entirely of tumbleweeds, chicken wire and paint.
- VERDE VALLEY – Montezuma’s Well is a lesser known part of the Montezuma Castle National Monument, 11 miles north of the uber-popular Montezuma’s Castle. Upon arrival, it’s easy to see why the natural limestone sinkhole is sacred to ancient Native American cultures. It seemingly appears out of nowhere – a massive well in the middle ...
- Q: We were hiking near Lake Mohave recently, and we saw plants covered with an orange stringy substance that looked like “silly string.” It had little teeth. What was it? A: Just as a measure of my self-restraint I am going to answer your question about a slimy, creepy parasite with little teeth that sucks the ...
- CHANDLER -- After summer monsoon winds knocked down several large trees on the SunBird Golf Course in 2005, the course operators decided that, rather than tear out the stumps, they'd turn them into works of art. So they hired local artist Bob Jordan, commonly known as "Chainsaw Bob," to convert the stumps into sculptures.
- Thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. 2011 has been an amazing year and we look forward to 2012. We believe we have a truly special publication and a very special audience. Here's a look at our most popular posts of 2011. Drum roll please...
- Q: My husband and I recently drove to Cave Creek and along the way we noticed many people had put plastic-foam cups on their cactuses. I said this is for protection from the frost, but my husband said it was some sort of Christmas decoration. Who wins?