Monday, February 19, 2018
Phoenix in February
I think I could go to the Desert Botanical Garden every day and see something different each time. It's that kind of place. As it is, I'm continuing my pre-New Year's resolution by visiting once a month.
Until I moved to Phoenix in 1976, February was my least favorite month. I think it would be truthful to admit that I loathed February because the skies always seemed to be overcast; it was cold; and if there was any snow, it was gray, gritty, grainy, ugly slush. It also didn't help that a local radio announcer in central Illinois made a huge production of pronouncing the word correctly. I will go to my grave saying, "Feb-YOU-airy." I can't remember that man's name, but his constant "Feb-ROO-airy" got on my last nerve.
Then I moved to Phoenix, and February here is a revelation. Temperatures are usually balmy short-sleeve weather, and spring is busting out all over. That's what Denis and I witnessed Friday during our most recent visit. What follows is a hint of things to come for those of you in colder climes. No commentary, just color. If you'd like to see any of the photos in their original sizes, click on any one of them and a new window will automatically open so that you may do so. Enjoy!
I can't wait till all the cacti start blooming!