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Saturday, January 31, 2015

RAINY ARIZONA

I was watching a Phoenix television station the other night and the anchorman said "Wouldn't you know it?  52 weeks of the year and the one where we have both the Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl in town and it rains!"

Of course, the football game is Sunday and is being played in a stadium with a retractable roof.  And it didn't rain hard yesterday and I watched some of the golf tournament and it looked like they played through it.

Still, here's how it looked through my window yesterday morning.


Not exactly the best day for shooting that new tourism video.

13 comments:

Judy said...

I loved it. I like the watercolor picture too.

joeh said...

Can the stadium be deflated?

Tom Cochrun said...

It may not be "Chamber of Commerce" or "Visitors Bureau" video, but to those of us in drought areas, it looks mighty nice. It is turning out that January may be the driest in recorded California history. The Sierra snow pack that began nicely in December is gone and that is a bad sign. We've had .2 of an inch since December here on the Central Coast. So unless February or March deliver what your picture shows, we will be 4 straight years of drought.
A tennis buddy, a retired physicist and science reader, says there are patterns of 200 years droughts in California. Yikes. Enjoy that rain. Maybe you can tank it up and ship it out west.

Stephen Hayes said...

Interesting that Phoenix has a stadium with a retractable roof. I wouldn't have thought it necessary in that climate--normally.

Steve said...

Better than snow.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Thanks, Judy.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

No, Joe, that was the Hubert Humphrey stadium in Minneapolis.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Well, you've got everything else over there. Why not a drought?

Catalyst/Taylor said...

When the temperature climbs toward 100, that roof comes in handy.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

We are in total agreement.

The Bug said...

LOL

Thérèse said...

I am pretty sure many must praise this rain. Plus it gave you an opportunity for a rewarding picture!

Anonymous said...

Stadiums collapse with snow.