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Published: March 28th 2011
(Sunshine Acres Children's Home)
In January and February when we were wearing shorts, the locals were talking about how cool the weather was this winter…well now that it’s in the high 80s, low 90s, we’re talking about how hot it is (don’t buy into that “dry heat” thing) and the locals are saying it’s not hot at all! It’s all relative, I believe!
Mesa is so full of snowbirds, and as they’re preparing to head home, I can’t help but wonder what this town does when they’re gone. One of the RV resorts said they have a winter population of 1800 (in one resort!) and a summer population of 200! I don’t know if some of the businesses close during the summer, and then reopen with the population explosion (in October) or if they just go under and never reopen. But it has to be quite a change for them.
A couple months ago I mentioned to a friend that I’m not really fond of the desert terrain...it’s just not my pick, and he said he felt the same way, but it grows on you. It has. Now that the desert is coming to life with its blossoms
This has a bit of a Medusala look!
I don't know the name of it because, frankly, I wasn't interested in spending enough time around it to find out!
and new growth, I find it very interesting. The ground that was so so dry and barren now has a light coating of green, as the desert grass pops up. It’s beautiful, in its own way, and it is growing on me!
Last weekend Bob and I went to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and took a hike through all the different cacti and trees and plants there, and we were so excited about it that we planned a tour through there this week. It rained about ½ inch on Monday, so we hoped things would really be blooming this time. It hadn’t changed a lot, but was still amazingly beautiful. We took a picnic lunch and ate under the eucalyptus trees! Great day!
The time here has gone so fast; I don’t really understand why some projects go so much faster than others. It has been fun having another team here~~we have dinner together on Tuesday evenings and weekly Bible study together. We’ve enjoyed serving here with them.
Is there anyone besides me who hasn’t received their invitation to the ROYAL wedding yet? It seems like they’d have them in the mail by now, but how else
This is the strangest tree~~
the flowers are in the midst of the branch; there are leaves above the flower, and below the flower! I don't know the name, but the flowers are very ferny looking, and quite red.
can you explain me not getting one? Yet. I’m sure it’ll come. I hope it gets forwarded to me….
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