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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Let's Try This Again

What does an Arizona Girl think about in January, when the mountains and valleys have turned brown and gray and there is very little green, or rain, in sight? We are in a drought situation that has persisted for quite some time. It's nice to think that you can plan activities pretty much any day of the year and can trust that the weather will be clear and sunny, but the other side of that coin is that everything is so very, very dry. Including my hands, feet, face, etc. Skin cracks and fissures painfully at times. I have to keep watering the young trees in the yard so they don't dry out. Driving along the highway, one can see acres of trees that have died because the groundwater just isn't there anymore. There is, though, a certain austere majesty to the long vistas of gray and brown mountains. But there is just no water in sight.

So, now that I have escaped work again and am once more officially on leave, what shall I do? Pack a book and the hat knitting, take the walking shoes, grab the Silk Garden hat and the hubby, and just the two of us take off for the weekend. I refused to tell anyone at work where we were going.

But I'll give all of you a hint. There will be vistas rather similar to this involved...

See you all again next week!


Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

This drought sounds really scary - I keep feeling very relieved that such a thing hasn't happened yet over here and hopefully never will - I hope you'll be getting rain soon!
And that last pic - oh my gosh! I'd *so* love to be there right now! Lucky, lucky you!

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the hat! Enjoy your weekend away.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Hmmm, will you need a passport to go there? Get lots of photos, please! And bon voyage!

9:17 AM  
Blogger JulieLoves2Knit said...

Looks warmer too - enjoy!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Beautiful pics!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Have a wonderful time. Knit knit knit. We'll be waiting for your posts.

6:38 PM  

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