Summer Storms

For those of my readers not familiar with southern Arizona, it’s typical this time of year to have what we call the “monsoons.”  Big thunderheads build up in the afternoons and can produce some wicked storms.

Sometimes they never materialize.  Like this shot of the clouds to our north.  Big clouds, no rain.  Oh, well.  (I took this with the Instagram app on my phone.)

We see them coming and always hope that they will be big “producers.”  I keep hoping, day after day.  Every little drop of rain is a gift in my book.  Namaste’

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Can You See Me If I Can’t See You?

It’s that time of year in the Old Pueblo when the lizards come a-callin’ and this one tried to hide from me but I got the shot anyway.  Daisy usually patrols the perimeter and somehow missed this one (she was probably napping), or she would have chased it down.  He’s hanging on the wall with both of his left legs.  A bit of an acrobat if you ask me 🙂  I wish I could have got his head in the image but I had the feeling if I moved closer, he’d be out of there.

Hope your Monday is a good one.  Namaste’

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I Wasn’t Kidding

When I mentioned yesterday that we were going to heat up, I wasn’t kidding.  Holy Wow!  Revised forecast … still the 90’s but even higher by next weekend.  Ugh!  We’re way behind our usual amount of rain for this time of year.  Is anyone else experiencing warmer than normal right now?

Seven-Day Forecast

Today’s photo is of a Palo Verde tree blooming like crazy.  All of them bloom these tiny yellow flowers through the month of April and since April is normally a windy month for us, soon there will be bright yellow “snow” all over the ground.  Sending light and love to all of those places that are experiencing storms and tornadoes right now.  Be safe.  Namaste’

Palo Verde in bloom