Last Monday I was chilly; it only reached 60 here in the desert. But over the weekend, it warmed up nicely. Yesterday it was 80 and I went in the backyard to soak in the warmth.
While I was out there enjoying my desert heat, I read Ken’s blog – Missouri weather. He wrote a cherita. It was the first time I saw this poetry form and since it it short, I had to give it a try. I borrowed from Ken’s piece as we are both Buffalo transplants.
sun will shine
no need to shovel
soak in the warmth
This website as more info on the cherita poetry form.
Then when I checked my following reader page on WordPress this morning, I saw more desert pictures from a post by Jasmine, Driving through the Arizona desert. I agree; I love my desert. Can you believe by the end of this week it’s going to be February? Friday, February 2nd is my mother’s birthday and groundhog’s day, marking the halfway point of winter. My mother disliked the bitter cold and snow of Buffalo winters. Shawn and I moved out to Arizona 19 years ago now, and I have to admit I do not miss the snow and cold. Also the humidity all those things affect my CP and the Arizona sun and warmth keep me a much happier person.
Enjoying the sun
my little slice of heaven
sits in my backyard
The #haikuchallenge word on twitter today is slice.
6 thoughts on “Sunny Desert Winter”
I passed on the opportunity to drive to Buffalo in the week between Christmas and New Years Day. As it happened, I would have been stuck in Erie when they had their record snowfall on Dec. 26th. No, I don’t miss it, either!
Yes, that is true. Saw a few ASU moms complaining about delays sending their kids back for spring term after the winter break.
I’m reading your post from my Tempe back yard, basking in the sun. I promise I won’t complain about the heat in the summer!
Even when we hit record highs and lose our AC, I don’t complain. But it does make excellent poetry fodder.
Also I knew to turn off the AC so when the electricity turned back on, we did not get a power surge, frying the unit. Found out a couple days later our neighbor had one expensive repair. If you lose electricity turn off AC and wait at least 15 minutes to turn it on again after electricity is restored.
Thanks for the advice!