The Arizona desert is a funny thing sometimes.
Notice the green grass, the shorts, the bare feet, the fallen leaves. Yet Livy has on boots and a sweater because if she doesn't wear them now, she'll never get too. And frequently boot wearers in the desert have to take them off so their feet don't sweat!
This is January, and yes, this is what the only 3 days of "fall" look like in our front yard this year.
It's all very confusing!
Especially to those of you who have been shoveling and blowing snow almost daily for the last month!
Here in the desert, fall usually comes all of a sudden on an unannounced day in January, after a particularly cold night, about 31 degrees-ish. Then the one or two deciduous trees in the neighborhood spend the next two days in a fury of leaf dropping.
Sadly fall never lasts more than 6 days, because the landscapers come on Fridays and take away all the leaves.
Thankfully we have a big ash tree in our front yard, or we'd hardly recognize fall at all!
And could someone PLEASE tell this young lady to STOP growing up!
I simply won't allow it!
I've put my foot down!
Yet, she insists!