Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quit teasing me, Mr. Monsoon

One of the things that gets me through the summers in Phoenix is the monsoons. I love the whole "I'm Mother Nature and you're goin' down" attitude. I love watching the thick white clouds come over the mountains in the afternoon. I love watching them turn dark. I love the wind. As a native, I remember the storms way back coming in fast and just letting us have it. The black sky, the lightening, the pounding rain. These days, the monsoons are wimpy. Did global warming beat Mother Nature? I get all excited. I put down my patio umbrella. I get ready and pull up a chair for the show. Then I wait. And wait. And it just blows over again.

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