The stormy weather predicted to blow in from California arrived right on schedule. Rain pounded on our roof last night, the temperature plummeted, and I wasn’t surprised to see snow on the nearby mountains when I peeped out the window this morning. As I write at noon, a blustery wind is blowing, rain drops blur the windshield from time to time, and the temperature is around 40 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. Very wintery!
Snow on the nearby mountains
Coming our way
What a complete change from the weather we’ve enjoyed during the past few days! We’ve spent much of our time outdoors, hiking, reading, and socializing. Walking around North Ranch, we often run into people we know, or end up in conversations with friendly residents of the park. Yesterday, as we stood outdoors talking with Jackie Hada – a Boomer friend who had organized a happy hour at her place soon after we arrived – we were surprised to see a woman approach pushing a stroller holding her cat! As she got near, she asked “Are you Odel and Laurie?” Thus we met Pat McFall, familiar to us through Mike McFall’s blog, Mike and Pat’s Travels. We’ve had several such serendipitous encounters since we arrived.
Here are some photos of our recent desert explorations (hover your cursor over a photo to read the caption); quite a change in the weather!
These two cacti are blooming here at North Ranch. Many of the lots have beautiful desert landscaping with cacti in bloom.
Odel (engrossed in watching golf and basketball) just leapt up from the couch and yelled “it’s snowing!” Yep, I see some flakes mixed in with the rain. I hope you all are warm and dry, wherever you are. Think I’ll go make some cookies.