|If you couldn't already tell:|
the top of the map is the Western side of Colorado Springs
and the snow-covered area is Pikes Peak
this obviously makes the lower part of the map the Eastern Plains, as I refer to them below.
- In the Noon hour, clouds begin forming over the Peak and winds begin blowing toward the plains.
- In the early afternoon, the clouds are sucked out over the city and ... it rains.
**I am NOT a weatherman, but I play one in front of my kids' TV.
So after the "history lesson" here's the application for today's blog. It doesn't always happen that way. Sometimes we get no clouds and thus no rain ... and so we have to run the sprinkler system (both for the grass but also to cool ourselves down 'cause the wind is a hot wind at 90 degrees). I will accept no comments from the "living-in-humid-places" peanut gallery ... you're not here so don't tell me it's not hot unless you're coming out to visit! That would be nice ... we'd love to see you! :)
Today ... the grass looked sad. There were NO clouds on the horizon at all! The wind was mild. So I ran the sprinklers for the first time in almost a month! A few hours passed and all of a sudden you could just hear it in the wind. It was too dark to see of course but those lazy clouds had finally formed and decided to grace us with their moisture. I hated those clouds. They mocked me mercilessly. We have a love/hate relationship now but maybe it's my fault for not appreciating them enough this past month. I will just have to try harder.
|A little freaky aren't they?!|