Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"95 Degrees..."

...in the "Valley of the Sun" yesterday.
Yep! It's true...
things here in the Sonoran desert are definitely
beginning to sizzle!
Fortunately, the nights are still cooling down
with at least a refreshing 30 degree
drop in temperature.
And...
it really is a dry heat...and that is a blessing.
The "snowbirds" are now flocking
homeward in droves.
Daily, enormous RVs with cars in tow
parade northbound in their seasonal migration.
This is a fairly accurate sign
that
our delightfully beautiful desert spring days
are about to be history.
However...
a significant "Low" pressure system
off the coast of California
promises a drop of 20 degress in temps
by the weekend.
Relief for a bit...but I still know what lies ahead.
I just have to mentally adjust! :)
(NOTE TO SELF: Dry heat...remember it's a dry heat!)

7 comments:

studio lolo said...

Now that I'm back in the land of hot, sticky and humid...I remember the DRY heat well (and long for it!)

Beautiful frond :)
I can feel the sizzle!

Marthann's Musings said...

Love your post and picture. My sister went to ASU and I remember taking her and it was 119. They kept saying "dry heat". I don't care dry or humid, it was still HOT> Love your work

Ellen said...

This is beautirul, Margaret. Simple, but so very pretty!

soulbrush said...

oh my lordy, that is some heat, bit too hot for me now as i have got used to the coldness of britain -unfortunately.

marianne said...

Sizzling or not it sounds wonderful to me!
The weather her is always 20 degrees too cold for me here..

Lovely painting Margaret! Such a sunny image!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a nice "hot" looking sketch. I bet you really have to work with wet watercolors in that dry heat. The birds are in full migration now too. We had Warblers here for the first time today. Fun.

Teri C said...

Snowbird here saying...ah, the dry heat would feel good. teehee.