Life in the Winter Desert....Tucson, Arizona
|It looks so warm but I am wearing a sweater, corduroys and shoes with sock!|
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Well, here's the deal. It is winter in Arizona too. I know. I could not get it through my head for the longest time. I just didn't want the pecan trees to lose their leaves and the flowers to frost or freeze. It was just un-American and wrong. I left the state of Oregon to come to a place that is warm and when it wasn't I was disappointed. Then a light came on. Oh, it is winter here too. We can be outside and do just about anything we want on most days. But, it is winter so we need to dress like we are semi-smart. When we do we are very comfortable. Actually, it is just perfect!
As the years have gone by, I find myself acting like a local. I get cold when it is 60 and look around for warmer clothes. We like to turn on our little fake fireplace and put lots of covers on the bed. We revel in the cold and appreciate the warm. When the temperatures dropped to under 30 degree a week ago, we just hunkered down. I cooked great food and we enjoyed a good book. I think we must be getting the drill down. We are officially expert snowbirds!
Come on down...the weather really is fine...I promise!
For your information here are the averages for Tucson: