16 May 2008

My Love of Precipitation

Yesterday it rained. It hasn't rained in the Valley in 83 days. That's a long damn time when you're used to being in TN where it rains alot. I find it ironic that I have moved to the desert. First I am a lover of cold weather and snow. One of my favority seasons is Fall. You can't beat a good fall day that is overcast, really chilly, and windy so its blowing fallen leaves all over. So when you walk outside you can SMELL the season and maybe if you're lucky a wood fireplace burning as well. Ahhhh....the thoughts, comforting thoughts. The exact opposite weather pattern found here in this part of Arizona. Now I'll have to somehow learn to love triple digit temperatures and feeling like I'm walking into an oven when I leave the house.

I grew up in Michigan, it rains and snows a lot there. When we moved from Michigan to Tennessee I would get so excited at the possibility of snow. I kept hoping and hoping for snow and would be hopeful every winter we would get some in TN. Usually I was disappointed and we never got any except a few times. Now I live in Arizona and I get excited when I see what could potentially be rain clouds. So yesterday when I saw those nice pretty grey blue rain clouds I was excited at the possibility it would rain. And sure enough it did, it rained for a whole 2 mins. Woohoo...
I guess the one good thing about AZ is that I can simply drive a few hours north in the winter time and see some snow and a lot of it. That is comforting because I want my kids to play in the snow like I did when I was a kid. Make snowmen and snow angels.
I see many mountain trips come fall...

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

I have lived here most of my life and I too get excited by the occasional rainstorms that happen when its not monsoon season!