Journal archives for August 2017

August 01, 2017

Monsoon

While it doesn't stack up to south Asia's monsoon, what we call monsoon in Arizona is active this year. It's characterized not by regular torrential rains, but regular, small thundershowers developing over central, eastern and southern Arizona, with an occasional torrential rain.

The spotty rains result in anomalous vegetative growth. I visited Hillside, Arizona last week where the vegetation was green though the soil mostly dry. On the way back we passed near Wilhoit, Arizona where the vegetation was positively lush.

This morning I visited an area near Seven Springs where the rains have been relativelty abundant. Found millions of plants in seedling stages and some already in flower. I'm looking forward to visiting again in August and September.

Posted on August 01, 2017 04:10 by stevejones stevejones | 39 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment