Arizona Weekly Weather Report
Good morning friends, I hope you will join me for iced coffee today. It’s going to be a squelcher this weekend – up to 90s even in Prescott which is cool compared to Phoenix’s 114 F/ 45.5556 C.
Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Stacks or Piles
I love to do challenges, and it is so hard for me to post every day. Thank you for letting me double-dip.
In Prescott, we have tons of rock piles in whatever direction you look. Even though I never tire of them, you might get bored looking at them.
Today I found a lot of piled and stacked items on one of our History Gals’ trips to Palm Springs several years ago. Just before I went over the Grapevine south of Bakersfield, I stopped to watch a farmer plowing up his field of cotton. The harvester left cotton bits piled alongside the furrow.
They looked nothing like the stacks of cotton t-shirts they would become.
I started two books this week. The first one is an ongoing challenge that Priorhouse Blog and Trent’s World are having reading through Charles Dickens’s novel, The Bleak House. The book is free if you like reading on your computer. I ordered it for my Kindle on Amazon for $.60. All my notes, fabulous descriptions about fog, disappeared off my computer. After I read Trent’s post I knew I had to read it even though I’d already started A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston.
““Fog everywhere. Fog up the river where it flows among green airs and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city…. Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds.”Charles Dickens
I struggle to write descriptions, yet Dickens spent 3-4 pages describing misty air relating it to people and what they were doing, using it in similes and metaphors. Then the finale was that the judge “sat down in the fog,” making murky air into something substantial and thus deepening the plot.
Other Challenges that Influenced this Post
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge CMMC – Pale Summer Color
Pale Cars at the Martin Auto Museum in Glendale, AZ
Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge – FOTD
Challenges that Influenced this Post
- Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Stacks or Piles
- Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
- Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Pale Summer Colors
- LAPC #203
- Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share #73
- Thursday Trios
- Thursday Doors
Ongoing on Always Write
- June Story Chat “The Backpack” by Aimer Boyz coming Tuesday, June 7.
- WQW #21 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Water Fun in the Sun” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time.
- PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) every Friday at 9:00 (ish). The last day to post links is Thursday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time.
I apologize to anyone who read this post early. For some reason, it published at 3:00 am rather than 9:00 am as I thought it was set for. I hadn’t changed the links yet. That’s what I get for writing blog posts at 3:00 am!
That’s a wrap for today. Cold coffee hit the spot this weekend, and I didn’t lose my cup as we drove to Scottsdale.