People are inquiring how we are doing here with all the news about flooding and cactus floating downstream.
We had several days of flood watches here at my location. Two days our small county was singled out as being of special concern for heavy rain events.
My weather info site is the Weather Underground, which I heard was acquired by The Weather Channel a while ago. The Weather Underground started putting actual rain amounts expected per day on its daily weather graph. Suffice it to say we were “expecting” 3 inches or more here over this 5 day or so period. One day six tenths plus expected, actual: 0.00. The biggest amount predicted was 8+ tenths of an inch; actual; 0.03.
I have since heard from those on The Weather Channel that they hope Arizona will not get another bout of weather like that last one. Others are worried how we are doing under that deluge that actually totaled about 0.67 for the entire tropical event. Two outflow boundaries crossed here one afternoon saving what looked like another blank rain day with 0.37″, the largest amount of the event. We are still below normal at my location this monsoon season. Plants are already drying out and wilting.
The moral to this story is; Do not believe all the hype that gets attached as being a universal truth while the rest of the story is not reported at all.
The scenes of flooding are somewhat common given locally heavy rains as well as rain draining off from higher elevation. Why the weather experts were so wrong regarding my location, especially since they were signaling us out for even more than expected?–Not that uncommon here at all. Subsidence, dry air advection, outflows of “spent” air descending from the tops of storms along fixed mountain ranges, the “rain shadow” from southern winds that can cause storms to regularly not form well until north of here; these things are routine from my observations but not seemingly in generalized weather prediction ascribed to us.
We, like most of the drought stricken southwest, need all the rain we can get. It’s not the lands fault that people drive through flooded washes or build on floodplains.
Don’t blame the messenger–rain.
My little bloggie camera pics.
Now this is the result of a life of partying.
Tumacacori AZ near Tubac AZ
Came Bearing Gifts Of Uncertainty
Were it the nature of the moon
to drop red into our eyes
see your fertile eternity
amidst this fracturing of truth
sweetened into colors too deep to drink
so far away next to memory
There are these steady things
balanced between earth and orb
tidal needs ebbing and flowing
starlight running out into chaos
and found living on earth
nothing truly cut out;
all that was
All that will be
Your constant of change
following these same clouds shapes
same shallow grass
dry as tomorrow
our Absolute of Love
complete in its missing pieces
longing around fulfillment
Trees inhabit horizons
others broken down
weeping as rain
worms and beetles
purchase a new world
in shades of forgiveness
and approach of winter
This cat is wondering what I am about,
I had to post something in case I was not around the computer for a while again.
This is one of the cats found in our garage which we are taking care of.
The plan is to neuter them and reintroduce some of them into the wild again.
The end of a day
near Summer Solstice
burning sky moved northward
nearly passing western mountains
It is relative
on an eternal edge
of One Reason
expressed upon continuums
Wondering on a star
here most near
Christmas No Wish List
I do not need an I-phone or anything like it.
Never had nor required a new car, so forget about it.
I have no need for computer games. No thanks.
Not wanting any wine, beer or other liquor. Sorry.
Please, no sport tickets or any pop performers. Thanks.
I will not be Tweeting, so not wanting any of those.
Not text messaging as well, and I’m glad for that.
But if anyone would like to give me WordPress gifts, I’d take them like a greedy blank.
But I will give you The Moon this Christmas Eve
I did give myself a new little canon camera which I took this moon shot from tonight.
We’re getting ready right now to see old Christmas Shows we see every year.
It looks like I can tweet or type right here on WordPress! Who knew?
Have some Happy Holidays you all.