(Submitted by the author)
The Southwestern artist Georgia O’Keeffe said, “It’s my mountain. God told me if I painted it often enough, I could have it.”
Now in Tucson, Arizona, I gaze at the Catalina Mountains. Today, dark peaks nine thousand feet high rise up and over the cloud strings that wind through the crannies, leading to our personal Shangri La.
In 1540, the Spanish explorer Francisco de Coronado and his expedition trekked through Arizona from Mexico in search of Seven Golden Cities of Gold. They didn’t find the cities, but instead, discovered the Catalina Range.