|Staghorn Cholla fruit peeks out from under a rare snowy blanket.|
Monday, January 11, 2016
Last week winter arrived in the Arizona Mountains. In the valleys the 5-day storm dumped mostly rain--pouring rain filled the washes and added much needed moisture. Water of course is the lifeblood everywhere in the West...But is particularly precious in the desert where the (hoped for) average annual precipitation hovers somewhere between 10 and 15-inches.