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Rainbows!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The combination of high heat and high humidity is really starting to wear on me and the rest of the desert dwellers. My enthusiasm for getting up early to exercise is gone. While we are in the middle of monsoon season, we rarely get rain. When we do, it's localized and only hits small areas. Mostly it builds up, drizzles a tiny bit and fizzles out. The past three mornings were stifling, but nothing like this morning.

Our shirts were plastered to our bodies shortly after we started walking, and rivulets of sweat ran down our necks. For the first 3 miles the only thing we waved to was the gnats that buzzed annoyingly around our heads. As the sun came up over the mountains we enjoyed cool breezes and the sharp contrast of the stormy sky to our left and the gorgeous pastel clouds around us. As we walked on, we could just start to make out the beginnings of a rainbow.
Gradually, it became a full blown arch that stretched out completely in front of us and a second one that never became as prominent. Well worth getting out of bed for!


  
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/27/2014 11:36AM

    I love all your pictures.... They are absolutely beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs and love!
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7/17/2014 TUT... A Note from the Universe

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A tip on Legend Making:

Instead of waiting for something better, create it.

Keep the change,
The Universe

Love this!!!!

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/17/2014 10:41PM

    What an awesome quote! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a nice and relaxing evening!
Hugs and love!
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7/11/2014 TUT... A Note from the Universe

Friday, July 11, 2014

What if, happiness didn't have anything to do with what you had, where you've been, or who you were, and arose entirely from what you chose to think about, yet nobody knew this?

And what if changing your thoughts, so that you could feel happier more often, would entirely change what you had, who you were, and where you're headed, yet nobody knew this either?

Do you think if we told them they'd choose to think differently?

Thinking of you,
The Universe

Yep, this makes sense to me.

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/11/2014 1:41PM

    Yep, that does make sense! Thanks for sharing! I hope your weekend is full of lots of sunshine!
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Wonderful Weekend

Monday, July 07, 2014

This 4th of July weekend was one of the most fun we've had in a long time. We went out to dinner and then to the movies on Friday and enjoyed a comedy.

On Saturday we had lunch with friends at PF Chang's and I'm proud to say I ordered off of the vegetarian menu which also had some low calorie options. So, even though we ate out twice, I did not blow my diet. It also helped that we made time to get our walks in.

Sunday, I worked all day and the time off really helped my creativity and productivity. I hope everyone took the time to enjoy Independence Day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PKBOO3 7/8/2014 5:01PM

    Sounds like my kind of weekend. Glad you had a good time!


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JANTHEBLONDE 7/7/2014 11:31AM

    I'm so glad you had an awesome 4th of July weekend! Sounds like you had a lot of fun! That's awesome! I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs!
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Ocean Skys In the Desert

Thursday, July 03, 2014

For the past couple of weeks it has gotten increasingly muggy. High heat coupled with high humidity makes me feel as if I were walking through molasses. My morning walks have slowed down noticeably and I find that the other morning walkers are much more chatty and less focused on speed too.

This afternoon is the first time that the winds, clouds and humidity put it all together to create rain, our monsoons have arrived! Woo hoo!
These are pictures just before the wonderful rain hit. And BOY is it coming down! Celebrate!

  
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LITAPOWER 7/4/2014 4:11AM

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/3/2014 8:21PM

    What a beautiful picture! It looks like the monsoon season has arrived! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!
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