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A Winter Solstice Morning In Tucson   4 comments

Winter Solstice 2013-9209_blogA Winter Solstice Morning After An Overnight Shower, View North From The Patio — Image by kenne

Winter Solstice 2013-9211_blogA Winter Solstice Morning After An Overnight Shower, View South From The Patio — Image by kenne

We were blessed with a little more the a half-inch of rain, with snow on Mt. Lemmon, the day before the winter solstice. Unlike our friends in the north, made weary by a succession of cold, dark days, we are enjoying the desert sun — yes, we are blessed and very thankful.



Bougainvilleas Tell Us When Winter Has Arrived In The Desert   6 comments

Bougainvillea 2012

Bougainvillea 2012Bougainvillea Images by kenne

The December solstice, also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is December 21, 2012. However, two mornings ago the temperature in the Tucson area hit 32 degrees or below. The Bougainvillea is a very sensitive plant to freezing, which tells us that winter in the desert has arrived ten days before the winter solstice — goodbye till next spring!


Oh My God, I Missed The Summer Solstice   Leave a comment

The summer solstice at Stonehenge, near Salisbury in England, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 — Source:

Not to worry, I will just catch it in the southern hemisphere next December — wouldn’t that be nice!



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