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The Turning of the Tide
This morning I began pruning the mesquite tree damaged by the weekend's hot, dry winds. It was a big job. I didn't finish. When we came home this evening raindrops were falling and the air was getting cooler by the minute. I reveled in the change as I finished my task. Then I watched the sky darken, clouds swirling over our heterodox tract home:

And then everything was illuminated:

It hasn't poured yet and might not for a while. But the air declares that our long-delayed meteorological salvation is finally upon us. And none to monsoon either. I feel like doing a dance of gratitude.
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From: thewhitaker Date: July 19th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We all have a little of the Tohono O'odham in us this time of year, eh? Who knew rain was so important? I once hated rain, and now I feel as passionately about its presence as I do a woman or a book or something equally pleasing.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 19th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The desert transforms us, even against our will. And, no, I wasn't overselling your talents. Whatever struggles you may be going through with the U of A bureaucracy and the pressures you put on yourself in the classroom, your writing is extremely compelling. KDD agrees with me.
siyeh From: siyeh Date: July 19th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I hope it poured for you. We all watched it from Che's--it was fantastic.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 19th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Nope. But we live in a "rain shadow," since the storms either come from north or south of the Catalinas and tend to get pushed away from the end of the ridge by updrafts.
sub__rosa From: sub__rosa Date: July 19th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I just started Everything is Illuminated, having a tough time getting started. I hope it turns out as enjoyable as last night looked. Nice Pics.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 19th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's on my to-read list. But I haven't mustered much initiative.
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