The Desert Smells Like Rain ~

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Enjoy it, soak it up immediately because it will pass FAST!
It quickly returns to that BLUE in the sky, with sunshine and rainbows.

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(Nature can do more than physicians – Oliver Cromwell)

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It’s raining in the desert! Raining. Beautiful pouring down rain. The house is flooded with the scent of the rain. The blessed rain even by  itself. All the world seems to be drinking it in, as the flagstones gleam, and the flowers nod, and the palms slightly dance.
The smell of the high desert air before, during and after rain. It wears a fertile fragrance of the native trees…like perfume of the citrus blossoms.
Rain… Mother Natures gift of life which she casts down like glistening jewels upon our parched earth, bringing with it new life and the glorious colours of all the wondrous flowers . There is also nothing like the sound of rain on your roof and the windows , so soothing , and the smell of the fresh, damp ground. And she always saves the best for last … the rainbow. Magical!!

Water, water, water….There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation. There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Rain in the Southwest → http://rvsueandcrew.net/photo-essay-rainy

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I haven’t moved yet, that’s next weekend.  So this is from current residence :-;-)

Aah…reminds me of a little piece I happened upon online →

 

I had to clear up my messy life. By letting go of the debris and filth, I have come to a deeper, more soulful beauty and clarity like an oasis in the desert. From that place of clarity, a vision of what I could have, what I could do, who I could be has emerged if I allow my heart to become a place of compassion, acceptance and forgiveness.

Sharon E. Rainey, Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life

* {{{Not word for word for me but very close & definitely as metaphor. Because I’ve always had compassion & acceptance; that’s what lead me to my last mess (mistake) that needed cleaning up. I was trying to help one who turned out to be on “that list”; #toxic #canthelpeveryone list written about by Bryant McGill }}}

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I am so happy now!!!!
And….back to more beauty →

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My mode of transportation 😀

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QUOTES-

The truly healthy environment is not merely safe but stimulating
– William H Stewart

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower – Hans Christian Anderson

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia – Charles Lindbergh

In wilderness is the preservation of the world – Henry David Thoreau, American writer (1817-1862)

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake – Wallace Stevens

A walk amongst nature, whether by the sea, river, hill, valley, meadow or wood, works wonders for the human spirit – unattributable

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! – John Muir

http://www.pbase.com/porcel/southwest_portfolio

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4447362/desert-sunsets-arizona-s-gift-to-its-inhabitants#&ui-state=dialog

A Gift: Life Blood From The Sky
( http://www.wymanmeinzer.com/the-gift-of-life-life-blood-from-the-sky/)

These 33 Photos Will Make You Remember Why You Love Arizona …

1. From the moment you wake up, you can bask inArizona’s beauty.

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2. Whether you arise in the desert…

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3. … Or in the grandest of canyons.

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4. The skies of Arizona welcome you.

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And many more at link

And from the Arizona local 12 news

😀

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The mountains are calling and I must go …

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