Ordinary For The Rest of America. Extraordinary For Tucson, AZ

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Snow and rain on Pusch Ridge, Oro Valley, AZI remember being in Washington State when the headline in the local newspaper said "30 Straight Days of Rain."  I had flown to Seattle to hire a salesperson for OPEX Corp's northwest territory.  I asked one of the applicants whether the clouds and rain made him feel closed in.

"Where are you from?" he asked.  When I told him I lived in Tucson, AZ, he countered "Don't you folks down there feel exposed?!"

Winter rains bring March flowers in the desert southwestWe're fortunate to get twelve inches of rain in an entire year.  That means that when it comes, we rejoice.  We're not glad, or happy to see it.  We rejoice!  Rain is a joyful thing to Tucsonans.  This photo above is more than rain.  Below elevation 4,000, it was rain.  Above that elevation, it was snow!

You know what that means?  In March, the desert will be covered with blossoms--a veritable carpet of flowers.

Here are a couple of sneak previews.

March blooms if we get winter rains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Nestor & Katerina Gasset
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Mike- I enjoy your enthusiasm for where you live and the nature and special charecteristics of the land.

January 16, 2009 11:28 PM
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Great blog Mike and we love rain in Vegas also!

January 17, 2009 01:39 AM
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Susie Blackmon
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I just want some snow since it's so cold anyway! Our 4 seasons are beautiful but I want more snow!

January 17, 2009 05:30 AM
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Mike Jones
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Susie,

How much snow do your normally get in western NC?

Robert,

I know you do!

Katerina,

Thanks for saying so, and thanks for being the first to comment!

Mike in Tucson

January 17, 2009 06:39 AM
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Shawn Davis
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WOW, some extraordinary photography Mike!  I was fourth to comment, do I also get some thanks...lol

Hope you have a great weekend,

Shawn Davis

January 17, 2009 07:27 AM
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Shawn,

Thanks for being the fourth to comment!  It's always good to see you.  :)

Mike in Tucson

January 17, 2009 07:42 AM
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Don Rogers
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Mike,

We will all be looking forward to seeing the spring photos of Tucson and all of the flowers that will be in bloom.

January 17, 2009 11:21 AM
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Doreen McPherson
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Wow, when was it snowing?  Was that around Christmas?  I miss seeing the way the clouds come down on the mountains like that.  It's so far away from me here... 

January 17, 2009 04:20 PM
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Doreen,

There is still snow on the ridges behind Pusch Ridge!  This was sometime earlier in January.

Don,

You can bet I'll be taking some, and sharing them with you!

Mike in Tucson

January 18, 2009 09:35 PM
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Mike, Love the photo in your blog header! Hope you will be rejoicing with more rain. Beautiful post.

January 18, 2009 11:19 PM
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Mike Jones
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Thanks, Margaret!

It's always good to see you.

Mike in Tucson

January 18, 2009 11:22 PM
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Sharon Paxson
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Mike - beautiful photographs again, and the rain is always appreciated. In fact, it has been so warm here, the weather forecasters are now saying we have a La Nina (which means dry weather I believe). Yesterday it was 80 degrees at the beach, it was like summer. However, we are supposed to get some rain this week.

Your photographs are truly beautiful - what type of camera do you use?

January 19, 2009 09:06 AM
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Sharon,

It's a relative cheapie.  Panasonic Lumix with 10X optical zoom (Leica)  $200. at Costco.

Mike in Tucson

January 19, 2009 10:08 PM
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