Clicking the pics is a good start to your new year.
Every cloud has a silver lining... Or in this case a gold lining.
Now that the holidays are over, I can go back to living a normal life again, without worrying about crowds of people, lots of traffic, and businesses closing.
The 10-day weather forecast is looking good for me to be moving over to the boondocking area, maybe as early as tomorrow. The temperatures will start getting warmer in the next few days until, by midweek, it should be back to the 70s in the daytime and mid-40s at night. And the cloud cover that's been my biggest problem for this last week or two is getting back to something more tolerable, which to me means having just enough clouds to have a pretty sunset and sunrise.
Now that the weather is becoming more stable, I can get out and do more stuff without being worried about getting caught out in the rain. Because lately, Tucson's weather has had more in common with the Pacific Northwest than the desert. In fact, yesterday was a total loss as far as I'm concerned. The sun was barely visible, it was pretty chilly, the wind was blowing hard, and the ground is muddy from all the rains, so indoors was a good place to be.
But every cloud has a silver lining, and in this case, that bright spot is in the desert where December rains bring spring flowers. And early reports are there's been a lot of December rain in southern Arizona, and the spring flower bloom is shaping up into a really good one. Of course, it's too early to tell if it will be a "Super Bloom," or not, but the "Internet experts" say the amount of rain we've been having is a good start.
Nighttime rose at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Shining light on darkness shows unseen inner beauty
You may have thought I had forgotten about the portraits of the people of Tombstone... But I didn't
Tombstone folks are an interesting bunch, they remind me a lot of the Cripple Creek Colorado residents I used to work with, and that's probably because the towns histories are very similar.
As a businessman in Cripple Creek, I dressed very similar to this guy. Derby hat, brocade vest, pocket watch and chain. But I also had a handlebar mustache, and a 31 caliber Colt Navy revolver stuck in my waistband.
I took this sunset picture last night to show the amount of rain that the Pima County Fairgrounds has been getting. This is a lot of water for a desert, especially when you consider how fast rain sinks into the desert soil. But hopefully this is the last of it and I can now get back into normal boondocking mode leaving the holidays, the cloudy weather, and the rains behind.