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Enjoying the Monsoons

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The past couple of days the weather has taken a dramatic change and for the most part we are really enjoying it. We had a storm yesterday evening, awoke to rain and lightning at 2:00 am and another bout of rain just before 5 am. The air conditioner is off, the windows are wide open and a cool refreshing breeze is blowing gently through the house. The cats are parked by the front and back screen doors taking in the damp cool air and studiously watching the happy birds call to one another. The gardens got a nice soaking.

Not everyone is enjoying our summer storms; the east side is without power this morning thanks to the high winds that accompany these storms. While I love the monsoon season, one can never predict the intensity they will hit with and where the damage will occur. They bring a much needed relief to the intense summer heat, but all desert dwellers know the wallop these storms can pack and how careful one must be when traveling during storm season. Here's to wishing everyone a safe and wet season. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v ARIZONA33
    What a great description of the storm last night and this morning. Did you also see the amazing sunrise with the pink and orange clouds as the sun peaked over the mountains this morning shortly after the last of the morning storm dropped its last drop of rain and the wind calmed down to a slight breeze?

    And, then tonight at around 9:00 p.m. the winds kicked up so forcefully that it whipped the trees into a dancing frenzy. Still waiting for the lightning show to start and the sounds of rain drops to let me know that once again I will be headed for the car wash in the morning to wash away the dust left behind from the storm making it so that you can not see through the windshield clearly.

    Monsoon season is amazing...so powerful and refreshing.
    1057 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/3/2013 1:03:58 AM
  • v BLITZEN40
    Glad you got some much needed rain and can cool off a bit!
    1057 days ago
  • v MARGARITTM
    Want some of my rain????

    We have had a miserable month of June with rain rain and more you guessed it RAIN.


    Would be happy to send some of this your way!
    1058 days ago
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