Thursday, July 7, 2011


I should have told you this before but the summer heat has given me a bad case of lassitude.  But here it is.  The monsoon has arrived.  As I have written before,  that means a change in the direction of the wind.  And that brings us rain from, of all places, the Gulf of Mexico.  Up here the sky begins to darken and look something like this.

If we're lucky - - and I say lucky because our state has been dealing with a drought for years and years - - we may get some rain.  Here it's been relatively light so far.  Actually a long light rain would be the best because when it comes down really hard and severely it just tends to run off, cause flooding and actually doesn't do the land a lot of good.

So it's the good and the bad.  Or maybe we might stretch things a bit and call it the devil or the angel.

Incidentally, Bobby Vee (Robert Velline) was a young man from Fargo, North Dakota, and the first entertainer I ever saw "up close and personal" right before he became a star.


Meggie said...

Brought back memories of teenage years, and dancing in my girlfriend's lounge, & driving her mother mad with all the off key singing along!
Hope you get some rain out of your Monsoon.

Lowandslow said...

If it dumps on you too hard and fast, please send some of that excess runoff Texas-way, please? We're in about as bad a shape as you are there in AZ. Good luck! ;)


Anonymous said...

It rained here for most of June. I was beginning to think I'd never see the sun again... wish I could have sent it your way!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

We finally got it here as well and can expect thunder storms every day. Now I have to worry about the flooded streets.

Stafford Ray said...

He came to Sydney Australia in the early sixties and somehow I was booked to be in his backing band. Your post brought back nice memories.

Catalyst said...

Stafford! - Now I know ANOTHER celebrity!