Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Snow in Apache Junction

What a day of weather. It started raining early this the ungodly hour of 8:30 or something and by 10:00 there were big fat snowflakes amongst the raindrops. The clouds were low and heavy so we couldn't see the mountains. We left about 11:00 to see if any of the roads north of us were flooding and as the clouds lifted above the Superstitions we gasped at the sight of snow all the way to the bottom of the mountains. This shot was taken at a high, clear point at the intersection of Idaho and McKellips roads.

Doesn't this just take your breath away? It surely does mine! My beloved Superstitions completely covered in snow. A friend who has lived in this area for 30 years claims this has never happened in her time here...another gift to us from the gods. The lower slopes from the center and on to the right side of this photo are densely covered with saguaro cacti...I wish we had been able to get closer shots of that but we were running out of time.

Here is another favorite shot from this morning. I love the contrast of the cactus covered desert in front of the snow covered mountains.

I had PT at 2:00 and an appointment for a haircut at 4:00 near the kids' house so we went by there after to hang out and visit with them. We headed home before 7:00 and were shocked again to discover snowy slush on the freeway and a couple of spinouts as we neared Apache Junction. At home we were treated to snow and slush. As I posted on FB, I thought we were

"going where the sun keeps shining
Thru' the pouring rain,
Going where the weather suits my clothes" [name that song]

but this weather certainly doesn't suit my shoes! And I still cannot wear normal shoes on my swollen right foot. Ah yes, when we got home this evening: snow on the table and on Rich's bike; deep slush on our patio mat...just look how deep on Rich's footprints; and snow around the tree behind our motorhome!

With little snow back home this winter, we may have seen more of it here today than if we had stayed in Illinois!

Lovin' Life ~~ And Outrageous Weather

1 comment:

  1. The song is EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' and it's so great to read about your continued healing process, from Removing The Cast to Transitioning Home to, what seems to be, Out & About! Beautiful, beautiful mountain & desert shots, also! Looking forward to reading about more of your adventures! Michael


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