Purple Mountain Majesty
Tucson sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. The mountains themselves do much to contribute to the natural beauty of the area. But when, combined with the changing rays of the rising or setting sun, the resulting beauty is almost beyond words.
Since the days are becoming shorter, evening commuters are treated to a spectacular sight on their drive home from work. Looking at the changing colors on the towering Catalina mountains to the northeast one can easily see what Katharine Lee Bates had in mind when she wrote “For purple mountain majesties” as the third line of her classic patriotic hymn, America the Beautiful.
The pictures below don't really do justice to the beauty of Tucson's majestic purple mountains that one sees while driving home in the evening, they will give you an idea of the beauty we have to offer here.