Winter is cold this year!

Folks in the United States think of Arizona as a place to go to escape cold winters. This year is a bit of an exception to that expectation. Temperatures have been below “normal”, dropping into the 30’s (degrees F.) frequently. Usually, in January, we in Tucson, expect at least some warm and sunny days. This year there have been almost no warm days (70 degrees) and at night, occasional hard frosts have hit desert plants hard.
The cold winter was expected this year due to El Niño in the Pacific Ocean. Every fourth year, it brings cold weather. Tucson is still beautiful with some sunny days! On one of those days, i took a walk with my camera in hand. This picture is of some plants nearby… a “pruned to be pretty shrub” backed by wild, flowering plants emerging from the wash below.

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The Human

Am the human living in a household doing the bidding of two cats, Munchkin and Henry. When they are sleeping and don't need my care and loving touches, my time is filled with sewing, reading, studying various languages, taking photographs, using the computer, and looking for new things to learn.

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