Category Archives: weather


Rain last fall, winter and spring changed the face of the desert. The drought was broken. Old plants grew bigger; new plants emerged; and wildflowers and grasses carpeted what had otherwise been nearly bare sand for years. The increase in … Continue reading

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Sorry to get out of order, date-wise. Here’s some photos from Feb. 21-22, 2019, when we experienced our first substantial snow storm since we started living here full-time in 2010. Oldtimers say the last time it snowed like this was … Continue reading

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We had hail/snow here yesterday morning…  

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Notes from early springtime

Spring came three weeks ago, definitively. A bit early. Some people didn’t trust the warmth would stay, but it has. Hop-hop, the local one-footed wild roadrunner, reappeared after being absent for months, looking healthy. [That’s him pictured above.] He got … Continue reading

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Monsoon season in the Hi-Desert

The view from out one of our front windows right now…

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Panorama of Tuesday’s sunset

Wonderful photo from our land Tuesday night by Thomas Fjallstam. Click on image to greatly expand!

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Moisture on the land

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