Today the baby morning doves that took nest at my home took flight, just at about the time of the beginning of our monsoons here in Arizona. Did you know that we had monsoons?
In Arizona, as in other regions of the world including India and Thailand, we experience a monsoon, a season of high temperatures, high winds, and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather.
The term "monsoon" comes from the Arabic "mausim" meaning "season" or "wind shift." Arizona's monsoons officially start on the third consecutive day of dew points above 55 degrees. Generally it is agreed that the monsoon season can start as early as June 15th and last as late as September 30th. In my next blog, I plan to share more about this interesting weather phenomenon.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.