Saturday, June 26, 2010


Desert rains are usually so definitely demarked that the story of the man who washed his hands in the edge of an Arizona thunder shower without wetting his cuffs seems almost credible. ~State of Arizona, U.S. public relief program, 1935-1943

You know you're an Arizona native when you take rain dances seriously. ~Skip Boyer

Arizona looks like a battle on Mars.

A three-inch rain in Phoenix means three inches between drops.

Welcome to Arizona, where summer spends the winter, and hell spends the summer.

The Grand Canyon is carven deep by the master hand; it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert; it is all time inscribing the naked rock; it is the book of earth. ~Donald Culross Peattie

You know you're an Arizona native when... a rainy day puts you in a good mood. ~Marshall Trimble

I am enamored with desert dew because it's usually the closest thing we get to rain. ~Linda Solegato

Once, it was so damned dry, the bushes followed the dogs around.

In Arizona, shade trees are your best friends. (And occasionally the basis of small civil wars over parking.)

You know you live in Arizona when the cold-water faucet is hotter than the hot-water faucet.
It's so hot even my fake plants are wilting. ~Linda Solegato

Each season of adventure reality television gets more and more challenging. I'm waiting for them to come out with a Survivor: Phoenix in July edition. ~Linda Solegato

You know you live in Phoenix when you are willing to park 3 blocks away because you actually found shade from a palm tree imported 300 miles from California and nurtured with water piped 250 miles from Nevada.

A hundred ten in the shade is sorta hot, but you don't have to shovel it off your driveway.