I know that this will be an unpopular statement but, I would like it to snow. I'm sure there are those in Arizona where it is hotter that all get out that would also like a snow day. Here's my logic, dysfunctional as it may be:
- Weeds. The weeds around here are as high as corn just before harvest. The rain, which we love, is making the weeds a crop of their own. Weed eating one day and the next they are back. Oye. Can't put a lot of weed killer down because it rains in the afternoon are washing it away. Oh the drama of it!
- Mosquitoes. Right now they are terrible. I look like a pimple laden teenager. I walk outside and they come from miles away I'm just sure of it. I've started wearing that new popular fragrance - od du off.
Ok so those are really the only two reasons. Guess that's not enough to grumble about nor to wish for snow. The garden, after all, would suffer and its so happy right now. There is going to be a lovely harvest of zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant. The lettuce is wonderful, tender and tasty. I even had a grape tomato on the vine yesterday but unfortunately it never made it out of the garden - why yes I did eat it! lol.
In other news, I've taken a couple of trips up Highway 12 and once over the Cordova Pass. Its a rough ride with the rain having washed out the roads but it was fun and we got to see a herd of elk that included 3 babies. They were all playing what seemed like a game of tag, running and jumping and bucking like horses. The babies were just watching the female adults run around. It was a sight to behold. My picture isn't great because I had to take it with my phone but you'll get the idea. The views from the pass are breathtaking.
|Top of Cordova Pass|
|From top of Cordova Pass|
As always there is a feeling of peace in the forest. The clean air, the crisp cool mornings, the quiet that I never seem to tire of. The friends that have just found this blog, thank you for your compliments, you motivate me to continue to share my life even though you have played an extraordinary part of my being here and most likely know all the happenings I write about.
Love and a deep breath,