Wednesday, August 31, 2016

GREEN AS A DOLLAR BILL

I have spoken written here frequently about our monsoon in Arizona, that time of year when we get most of our rainfall.

This year, after a spotty start, it has been abundant.

And that produces this.


A beautiful greening of the landscape as far as the eye can see.

Normally this is dry brown brush but right now, for a little while, it makes one think of Ireland.


This (above) is the view of our savannah, so-named by SWMBO because of the golden pasture most of the year.

But right now it's all greened up, giving the rabbits and whatever else lurks there, a different sort of paradise.


Even the slopes of our (hopefully extinct) volcano(?) are swathed in green.

It is a beautiful period of the year and one can nearly forget that we live in the high desert for awhile.

17 comments:

  1. Looks good. We have been dry for a week and a half.

    Steve

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  2. Wow, it's looking really great. I should probably take a drive up there to visit my sister.

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  3. Very enjoyable to see the sun rise over those hills every morning. Nice way to start the day with a dog.

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  4. That IS quite beautiful! But then, there's that volcano thing...

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  5. I love the landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico but often forget that they can be green as well as vivid earthy red/ yellow/burnt sienna. Nioce photos and I like your new header.

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  6. Beautiful scenes. So unusual, to me, to see such a green Arizona.

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  7. The pictures look exactly what the area around here look like in late May, early June. Now it's brown, bone dry, and prime to burn.

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  8. hard to believe it looks like desert most of the year.

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  9. A little green before a little white? ;)

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  10. who can believe it is a desert but if it is you captured it when it turned into beautiful lashing green landscape
    love the third pic it has everything eye desires

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  11. Those are beautiful pictures that make me wish I was in Arizona (something I never thought I'd say).

    It's been rainy in Houston, but I'm in the city, so I don't get the beautiful side effects in my environment that you've got there.

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  12. It is a feast for the eyes. I love it when the landscape greens up.

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  13. I recall flying from bone dry and hot Phoenix to Minneapolis and when we got our rental and drove to Gull Lake Cakes and I were stunned by the greenery.

    We could use a little monsoon in SoCal.

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    1. We had the same reaction after living in Phoenix for a year and then making a trip to San Diego and seeing ivy growing on the pillars holding up overpasses on the highways.

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  14. Beautiful countryside. I don't think I've ever seen Arizona so green. Enjoy.

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