Thursday, June 26, 2008

Monsoon Season

It's monsoon season here in Phoenix. A monsoon, as defined by the insightful Wikipedia, is a seasonal prevailing wind that generally brings copious amounts of rain. This really big dark cloud mixed with dust as seen from my camera phone is the result of monsoon season. It rains periodically as large storm systems dot the Phoenix area. Many people I've talked with look forward to this, because it means rain instead of scorching sun. Since Washington and Oregon are my stomping grounds, rain is not a big deal for me. I've had 20+ years of it. It's just cool to see large end-of-the-world clouds on the horizon and get some relief from the 110 degree heat!

Random question: do you enjoy the rain, yes or no? My answer: yes; it makes for a lazy reading day. Leave your answer in the comments!


  1. Occasionally a rainy day is great for reading and lounging around the house in your slippers. But I won't love it months at a time. I'll stick with the desert.

  2. Lori-
    I think I have to agree with you! Occasional rain is nice, but constant grayness for months, not so much. I think I'm just missing the cool rain in our 110 degree heat here in Mesa!

  3. i don't know if i love the rain, but i LOVE monsoons =). so refreshing, the dessert gets this incredible earthy smell, and it lasts often not long enough! i love this season.