Monday, June 21, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
If you're anything like me, I love a good storm. Being in the midst of an indefinite drought here in Arizona, I come alive during these thunderstorms. Saturday was no exception. It came as a surprise. We were sitting down to breakfast and heard thunder in the near distance. I remember looking at the temperature early in the morning and it was in the mid 70's.
This neighbor's place barely got any rain at all, maybe a few sprinkles but that's it. As you can see, the climate is very different here. Same mountain, just different exposures. We live on the east side of the range, while this neighbor lives on the west side. I love the Desert Bird of Paradise, Rock Roses, and Ocotillo they have in this garden. In fact, this is where the Sonoran Desert and Mojave Deserts join. It's beautiful.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Moving to unimproved property, in the middle of nowhere, with a newborn, a two year old and a six year old, to some, sounded like a recipe for disaster. Maybe ignorance is bliss. If I had known what was ahead, perhaps I would have given it a little more thought. On the other hand, knowing what I know now, it all seemed (and still does) so natural. Pioneers never had it so good as we did.