Arizona Rain

Arizona RainI lived in Southern Arizona for the best part of my first 20 years. While I can now say that I much prefer the East Coast with the four seasons & lush greenery, pictures like this bring back some fond memories. The desert has a beauty all its own and one learns to appreciate this in its absence. Each and every day the sun sets and paints a spectacular view across the sky. Since there is very little humidity in the air, one can see much greater distances with crisp clarity. Perhaps my most vivid memory of the desert is the Monsoon season. For just a month or two of each year, small yet powerful storms sweep across the land. What makes these events so unique is being able to see them from a distance. One can actually see the rain falling 20+ miles away. Bolts of lightning spider from the thunderhead while the torrent of rain can be seen dropping from the clouds like windswept wisps against the horizon. All the while, the storm creeps closer, the air around you chills & takes on a clean renewed smell. Yes, I do miss that. Maybe I’ll go back one day, but just for a visit! 🙂

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6 Responses to Arizona Rain

  1. Xerraire says:

    I’ve never been more west than Wisconsin.
    I’d love to see the west one day. I’d love to see those endless skies…

  2. Night Owl says:

    Wendy says she wants to take me back to see the Grand Canyon. Can you believe I lived in Arizona all that time and never went to see the Grand Canyon?

  3. Stephanie says:

    I am from New Mexico and have been to Arizona love it!!!
    And you know I have never been to the Grand Canyon either we have been talking about going too.

  4. Night Owl says:

    Wouldn’t it be kewl to do the thing properly? Like ride pack mules down the crater on an excursion for several days? Camp under the stars… fill the digicam’s memory card with pix… maybe take a boat-ride down the Colorado River. One day, maybe.

  5. Stephanie says:

    That is the only way I would want to see the canyon!!
    I have always wanted to ride a donkey!!!

  6. Night Owl says:

    I’ve never ridden a donkey either. When I was about 11 I rode a horse. My Mother made sure I got the oldest, most decrepit Mare available and halfway through the ride she stumbled and fell on her snout. I felt so bad I got off and walked the rest of the way with her!

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