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cbertsch
cbertsch
Living in the Zone
Because we live less than a mile from the western terminus of the Catalina Range, we often end up in the rain shadow during the monsoon season. Storms tend to follow the north side of the range and pass us by or come up from the southeast and veer out over the flatness by the freeway. If they go slow enough, we get rain. Or, on those strange occasions when the storms track from north-northwest to south-southeast, as was the case last night, we get deluged. Still, we suffer compared to the east side or "downtown" Oro Valley on the rainfall scale. But our orientation has its aesthetic advantages:

Yes, we live in the rainbow zone. I've seen more rainbows in our four years here than I saw in my previous thirty two. And they're always in exactly the same spot too. It's enough to make even a tract home glow with promise.

Mode: Regenbogen
Muse: Chump Change - New Pornographers - Electric Version

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From: wondrousbeauty Date: July 27th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Gorgeous. Sometimes I have the pleasure of being able to see a rainbow that stretches up above a bunch of pine trees; it's beautiful, and also in the same place when it comes out.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 27th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was thinking that maybe rainbows are always in the same place for a second, but that probably isn't true. It has to do with the position of the sun, I suppose. Ours always seem to come between 5pm and 7pm, so they're always facing east.

My lack of physics aside, yes, it does make the day better by far to see a rainbow, corny as that sounds.

I loved your description of the Red Barn BTW.
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