Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Rainy Day in the Arizona Mountains!

Today was a great day and I got a lot done this morning - cleaning out the barn on the sheep's side and moving things around a bit in the feed room. As I was working I noticed that it wasn't quite as bright out as it had been when I started. When I finally took the time to look up from under the brim of my work-hat I saw pitch-black clouds headed my way.
Now, we've lived in Arizona long enough that I know if I see clouds that dark headed MY way, I'd better finish up what I'm doing quickly and either head for the house or stay in the barn. I opted for the house. No sooner did I get in and get some lunch made than it started to pour!
The picture above is out our front sunroom looking out towards the barn. I had sheets of water coming down the windowpane. But I can't really complain about any of the rain we've had this year as we've needed every drop we can get. Standing there looking out, I did wonder though...soon it won't be rain, but snow. And that our first frost date of September 15th is coming upon us very quickly.
Good thing the potatoes are ready for harvest!


Nancy K. said...

How wonderful! I hope you have a great weekend.

Tina T-P said...

Oh, boy, wish we had some of that rain up here - It's so green at your place - I'm jealous! Tina

Kathy L. said...

This is really unusual! Except for the regular Monsoon Season, we hardly ever get this green here! (But since we live where there's an actual stream through our pasture, we have green grass pretty much year 'round).

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I agree with Tina -- we need some of your rain and would LOVE some of that green! Can you believe I'm saying that from the wet side of Oregon to someone living in ARIZONA???