And a close up of the trees in the distance …
Driving in the countryside, the only place you see a hint of green is along the river. Everywhere else is still shades of brown.
After three weeks of lovely sunshine and clear skies, we are back to overcast skies and the occasional rain shower/downpour.
I was really enjoying the sunshine, especially since we saw so little of it in July and August. Friends back east were asking me all summer how I was handling the Arizona summer heat, when actually they were having a much hotter summer than we were here in Sierra Vista. We rarely saw a day into the 90s for the whole two months of July and August. Mostly it was overcast skies, 80s, sprinkles, rains, rainbows and just a whole lot of wet!
According to Paul Herman’s weather page (located here in Sierra Vista), we have experienced 11.17 inches of rain this Monsoon season (which we are still in), with over 10 inches of that precipitation occurring in the July and August months. We had so much rain that in early September I had snails marching out of my flower beds and climbing on to my patio screen door. Remember, this is high desert country; the last thing I expected was a summer of cool temperatures (relatively speaking) and rain, let alone snails!
Hopefully we’ll be back to sunshine, lower humidity and lovely fall temperatures by the weekend.