Monday in Tucson...
Tomorrow it will be official but the monsoons are over.
This morning the temperature was 60 and today the high will be about 87.
The dew point is dropping and with that drier days and temps below 100 !
Some what below our normal highs the last few day but later this week
we will be back to the middle 90's.
Fall is arriving !
When you live in the desert one learns to read the signs or one should.
The horrific hot day with dry golden looking clouds that mean the monsoons are starting to build.
How the sky looks in the morning, if the day is hot what kinds of clouds are building.
The evening storms blowing over the valley. the smell of ozone, dust and sage
in the air. Which way the winds are blowing.
We need to look for the signs.
I will miss this year's monsoon.
Unlike the last few years, when we had little rain.
But this summer was wonderful.
The not so good, hot hot hot and humid but the rain that came with, was fabulous.
Next up my love of real correspondences.
A blog friend has been playing with her Tablet and posting her darling "postcards"
on her blog.
I mentioned my idea of printing them out and mailing the postcards.
After all a postcard is to be "posted".
I understand our love of computers.
News, bill pay, ordering, and the best... fast e-mails and skype to friends and family.
But as a card artist, I have worked for almost every card company around.
But I love sending and getting real mail. Hold in your hand, reread or save letters
cards and postcards. I have only a few letters from my Mum saved. The wildfire burned my home and her treasured letters. The handwriting the little drawings the special stamps she found. The tactile proof of her thoughts.
Yes, I need and use e-mail, skype and blogs to reach out and "talk" to friends and family
but goodness I love real mail.
Here is a wall that I have in my home, filled with postcards from friends and family.
I look them everyday and enjoy the memories.
Postcards from Montana, Los Angles, Spain, Japan, England, Korea, Canada, and Germany.
Oakland, Tucson and Japan.
With fall come gearing up for Christmas.
Cards and gifts to make.
Last year's handmade haiku books.
And last but not lest, here is your pretty to start the week.
Some summer photos
Prickly Pear cactus pads and fruit.
Prickly Pear bloom
Young Quail rest in the cool shade of the citrus trees.
Quail leader keeping guard.
Bunnies resting in the shade.
Bunny and Quail resting.
And best of all.. .
Two Square Dogs napping in the sun on the cool ties floor.
fall. . . parsnip
music. . . Mama Said, The Shirelles