Tuesday, February 11, 2014


When I first moved to Arizona, many years ago, I got a great kick out of telling my friends and relatives still living in North Dakota about our great winter weather.  One year I sent a photo of myself on Christmas Day with a big smile on my face, a wreath on my head, holding a glass of champagne . . . in a swimming pool.

After awhile my friends and relatives were unanimous in saying they didn't want to hear about the weather anymore.  So I stopped.

This year, with the growth of social media and the television networks enthralled with the terrible winter in probably three-fourths of the nation, I resumed.  You see the weather in Arizona this winter has been wonderful.  At least for someone like me who got all the snow, ice and cold weather he ever wanted during my first 29 years in the Dakotas.  (I spent one year living in South Dakota, all the rest were in Nor'-Dakota, as the natives sometimes call it.)

But watching the news last night with another couple of ice and snow storms bearing down on Atlanta and other parts of the Southeast unaccustomed to such brutal weather, I resolved to shut up again.  Hold me to this, folks, I will not brag on our sunny days with temperatures in the 60's and 70's while most of the rest of my country is suffering.

So this is it.  A photo I took the other day of the sky over our new home.

If you look carefully you can see a tiny wisp of cloud in the upper left corner.  But that was it.  

So I'll enjoy my paradisaical winter weather in silence.  (But still with a big grin on my face.)


  1. Good for you Bruce. Our winter has been milder than normal,

  2. Still there is a little hint of something coming up from the upper left side... :-)

  3. There is a smudge on your lens.

  4. No Bruce; keep it coming! At least it ensures that we do not forget what the sun, and dry weather, looks like. As the old saying goes, "When you've got, flaunt it!" I'm not entirely sure that when that saying first emerged from the ether, it was meant to apply to weather, but what the heck?

  5. We have the same dilemma here. The Wx on the central coast was magnificent today and there was even a tinge of green on the drought stricken hills.

  6. We have had an unusually warm winter so far and I've loved every minute of it but, I do have to say that I'm just a bit worried about what that means for the coming summer.
    Not only are the eastern states having a tough time but, all that flooding in England and Europe has been especially hard on those people too.
    I meant to tell you, I love that tiger at the top! He's a beauty!

  7. But but but where will see HOPE if you don't post your weather? :)