I was relieved to see intermittent clouds in the sky this morning. Not only do they look nice but they give us some welcome cooling protection from the hot Sun. Clouds cast moving shadows & filtered light over landscapes below making for nice photo opportunities as well.
RELIEVED TO SEE THIS COOLING CLOUD COVER FIRST THING THIS MORNING
Critter Cam caught some movement last night but due to the close proximity & small confines of where I had placed the Cam the photos it took were all completely washed out. Going to monitor the hole one more night from a further back angle & see what happens. It goes against my grain to see any kind of animal harmed so I’m going to great lengths to try & help this Skunk out by making sure it is no longer under the house.
GATEWAY TO THE DESERT
GUESS THIS IS WHY THEY CALL THEM ‘JEEP ROADS’
In my Friday post I in part quoted a lady saying, “it’s unusually hot for this time of year & they (Prescott AZ) generally have their first snowfall around Halloween”. Responding to Friday’s ‘Prescott’ post TOM commented, “ Silly me has been looking at Prescott homes for a Winter Home location. A ranch home with reasonable weather year around”. Well Tom, I think Prescott would be an excellent choice for weather year round. Averages 52 & 55 in January & February. Yes they do get some overnight snow but it doesn’t stay long. If I was an American living somewhere in the States I would for sure by now have found myself a place with moderate temperatures year round. No extreme winters & no extreme summers. Kelly & I have talked about this before & both agreed had we started our RV travels earlier & had I applied for a green card a bunch of years ago we could very well have ended up living somewhere here in Arizona or New Mexico in an area such as Prescott. I think Sue over at THE MOHO & OTHER TRAVELING TALES said it well when in a comment on my Friday post she in part said, “That altitude shift may be one of the best kept secrets of living in the West. Doesn't happen like that a lot in the Midwest or the East”.
DOGGY RUNNING FAST THIS MORNING
Both Kelly & I love Canada & just about everything about it except those miserably long cold snowy winters. As mentioned in a previous post, over 60 years of winters was more than enough for both of us. However on the other side of the coin we at least have winter to thank for spurring us into the RV Snow Bird lifestyle. Had we not lived in the land of climatic weather extremes we may have missed all the great places we have seen, been, & experienced here in the southwest these past nearly 9 years. Thanks to Old Man Winter for being so dam miserable every year:))
We can see sunsets from our backyard but we can’t see them all the way to the horizon because of a row of Mesquite trees along our fence line. Tonight’s sunset was taken from atop our rig.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Unable to attend the funeral after his father died, a son who lived far away called his brother and told him, "Do something nice for Dad and send me the bill." Later, he got a bill for $200.00, which he paid. The next month, he got another bill for $200.00, which he also paid, figuring it was some incidental expense. Bills for $200.00 kept arriving every month, and finally the man called his brother again to find out what was going on. "Well," said the other brother, "you said to do something nice for Dad. So I rented him a tuxedo."
Old man winter can be a real 'jerk' sometimes..for us here on the coast of BC..nothing but torrential rain and more rain..at least we don't have to shovel it!ReplyDelete
I don't mind most weather patterns as long as they change a bit every now and then - would hate 12 months of summer, as well as the same for winter's cold.ReplyDelete
You are so right about the southwest, the wether is great and elevation is everything.ReplyDelete
Well, that's the first time I think I've ever heard anyone thanking Old Man Winter.ReplyDelete
We lived in Puerto Rico for just over a year, and every day was the same. That's not so much a complaint as an observation. Except that, we found it a bit of a relief to come home here one time in August and cool off a bit.
I think I like the changes, come to think of it.
My dad left Connecticut because of the winters. His family had lived there for 300 years. He just couldn't stand the cold any more! He always LOVED the desert.ReplyDelete
Wahen we lived in Milwaukee Wiscosin, I can't say I hated winter all that much. The weather that I really disliked was the long dreary wet springs that then suddenly turned into blasting hot humid summers. I have to say athe best part of living in the CA mountains was the moderate year round dry weather.ReplyDelete
At least where you live in Canada you have cold weather with great views..Illinois cold with no view and is the armpit of the Midwest until you get to Southern Illinois..very pretty down there. Those sunsets we had at Hickiwan are some of best desert memories...fantastic!ReplyDelete
Given your attitude about the skunk, you might want to consider becoming a Buddhist. Our son is in Myanmar, and rented an apartment, then found out there's an attic full of bees above it. He spoke to the landlord who said he would try to solve the problem. The landlord was a Buddhist and what he did was to go talk to the bees and ask them to move out of the attic. Far as I know they're still there.ReplyDelete
Altitude works for lowering temperatures everywhere in the country. Here at the bottom end of the Appalachians, we're often 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Atlanta 100 miles south. The thing about the West is that it includes a higher percentage of land that's up high.