Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Just in case I hadn't mentioned it before, here in the Central Highlands of Arizona it can get cold.  We get occasional snow.  During our "dusting" the other day I found that Prescott, only 6 to 8 miles away but a thousand feet or more higher than here, had several inches and piles of it were stacked around town alongside the roads where it had been plowed off.

Very early this morning the temperature dipped to 14 degrees and there was a splash of rain and, once again, a very light dusting of snow.

I found just outside my front door today that some fallen leaves had gotten trapped in a wet spot that then froze.  Later when the temperature rose most of the leaves blew away.  But they left behind their footprints and one of their colleagues.

Cool, huh?  Well, actually, it was cold and it still is.  When I went out to retrieve the mail the temperature was only in the 30's and a bit of a brisk wind was making it chillier still.

O.K.  I've had enough winter.  Bring on the warmer temperatures!

p.s.  I can't help remembering a bit of doggerel from some radio program when I was a kid:  "Whether it's cold, or whether it's hot, we're gonna have weather, whether or not!"


The Bug said...

Um, I hate to break it to you Bruce, but it's technically still fall :)

Lowandslow said...

I think I could take your 14 better than I could take your 114.


Stephen Hayes said...

I haven't heard that ditty. Cute.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Bug/Dana - Why must you bring this dark cloud into my life?

Lowandslow/Scott - We don't get 114 up here. 'Course, if we move to Phoenix, it will be hotter than that next August.

Stephen - I think you're cute too.

Steve said...

Bruce, thanks for letting me post this blurb. Keep warm.

I have written three novels and published them under my pen name, J Randall. They are available as E-books at Amazon. In the spirit of the Holiday Season, I’m offering them for free. The Titles dates for free download are listed below. They will be available in the US, Canada, France, and wherever Amazon has a Kindle Store. If you know anyone with a Kindle or other device able to download Kindle E-books, let them know.

The best to everyone over the holidays.

The Imam of the Cave 21 & 22 December.

Gamal’s Assassin 23 & 24 December.

Trip Wire 25 & 26 December.