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Monday, January 8, 2018

Sorry. Not sorry.

Is it getting cold in your neck of the woods?
Are you deep into winter and the harshness of cold deep in your bones?
I'm sorry.
Really I am.
But not really.
I'm a desert rat, and I really don't do cold very well. I used to, but now I don't have to, and my blood has become thin. Thus the reason for living in the desert. It's a Catch 22 thing.
You see, the desert is awful in the summer. Maybe it goes without saying that it's hot in the desert in the summer. Like throw me in the oven and bake me, like the asphalt is melting, like burn yourself on the seatbelt, like the air is far hotter than the blood in your body, all summer long. Like we desert rats go indoors in June-ish and just don't come out till October. It's kinda like your winter except we don't have to shovel any snow and far less clothing.

So in the summer when we're racking up hundreds of dollars in air conditioning bills each month, we see all of your lovely green-grass, outdoor activity photos and sigh with envy... longing for our summer to be over so we can go outside again.

This year summer held on extra long, and it was awful. But now... now it's January, and well now it's perfect outside in the desert. Green grass, flip flop wearing, the garden is growing, go ride your bicycle and be outdoors weather! And personally I feel a need to rub that in a little. To make up for all those months I saw your summer photos when I was stuck inside. It's not fair, but it is a reward to the desert rats for surviving 120° for far longer than a human being should have to. 
So here you have a little outdoor loveliness of my flowers. My winter perfection while you're cold and probably going to get colder. 
Sorry for that.
It's not fair. 
But it is what it is. 
You can expect to see lots more like this clear through May. 

1 comment:

  1. We finally saw 20 degs for the first time in about 2 weeks & it felt like a heat wave! Worst winter in about 40 years. Yes we have "winter envy".....the flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!!


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