"Tucson, AZ", quails, handpainted on sandstone, circa 2004
We've visited Tucson numerous times, and these little quail are everywhere. The way they run is so comical to me. Our family there has deep-rooted dislike for them because they eat garden flowers (apparently they are persistent and piggy, but hard to keep out). Even so, I find it hard to dislike them. I'm sure I would feel differently if it were my garden (it's all out war here against deer and rabbit, so I understand the pain).
I have no recollection of where exactly we purchased this magnet, other than that it was on my first trip to Tucson. I can say it was in a gift shop of some kind, possibly even the airport.
Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but maybe a lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.