Wednesday, January 06, 2016

We've been seeing down coats, gloves, heavy sweatshirts, and even some ear muffs and ski hats. What is this all about? Well, it's winter in Arizona. We've had a really long cold spell. If you are up north, you wouldn't think it is cold, but to those of us who come here to wear shorts most of the winter, highs in the 50s (62 is normal at this time of year) and nights in the high 30s or low 40s are cold!

And this week, El Nino is bringing lots of rain. This is only the 6th of January and we have already received 1.2 inches of rain. Average rainfall in Phoenix is 8.03 inches. If it keeps up at this rate, we will be way over average. Here are two photos of small lakes left in our resort by the rain.

At least we can look forward to beautiful flowers in the desert after all this rain.


  1. Our world as we know it is changing. Places that have always been cold are now warm. Places that are warm are now hot. Places that are barren are now having floods.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Finally catching up on your blog...interesting as usual. I would love to travel amtrak someday.