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1 Shot Wednesday: A Cool Picture

Is it hot where you live? August is my least favorite month of the year. It’s the month one suffers through. In many places, it’s hot and humid (the steamy heat that coats and drains) or if you live in Arizona (except for Flagstaff), it’s that dry, blasting heat with three-digit temperatures. (100-120 F or 37/48c ) This photo is a visual cool down. I enjoy looking at photos out of season. This surprise snowfall happened on Christmas morning, 2016. We drove up to Jerome to get a view of the valley. Hang in there! Fall is fast approaching.Β 

The best Christmas present if you live in the desert.

41 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: A Cool Picture”

  1. Our daughter (in Phoenix) is visiting us in northern Wisconsin at the end of the month and she is soooo ready to cool off. She’s having trouble wrapping her head around the need for long pants and a sweatshirt. Over overnight temps lately have been in the fifties. We can already feel the beginnings of fall just around the corner. For us desert dwellers, we’ll probably start heading south in mid-September, but it has definitely been fun spending the summer up north in the Midwest. I do not miss those three digit temps!


  2. We don’t get a great lot of hot weather here in the UK usually, but this year has been exceptionally dry and humid in places. I’m not a big fan of hot weather tub. Roll on Autumn! πŸ™‚


  3. I posted a story about Jerome – a town with a wild, wild past – and that area looks gorgeous indeed with a coating of snow – beautiful picture, and it does indeed work nicely to counteract the heat!


  4. Nice to see something out of season, though snow in Beetley is a real hindrance to everyday life, so I don’t want any!
    23 C here today, with 27 forecast for the weekend. Hot enough for me, Cindy! πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x


  5. Yes, it is hot here in Lebanon, TN. We raised our kids in Florida and will move back. I will never escape the heat, which I love more than cold, but when I walk I picture snowflakes falling all around me! Thank you for this photo :)Jen

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  6. It’s not hot here, though as Pete says it’s supposed to be getting hot at the weekend. It’s pigging raining where I am, as it has done for most of August. This is not how it’s supposed to be.


    1. Yeah, I hear the grumbling (Pete) about how wet and then hot your summer has been. Our group was so fortunate that the week we were in London, it was the perfect window — lovely weather and the day we left — the hot spell came. Dodged a bullet! I hope your weather settles down. Makes you wonder what your winter will be like!

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  7. i love how ones first impression is many shades of blue, but on closer inspection, there is only one blue. spring i jusy breaking through here. we can once again eat ice cream.


  8. i heard that Flagstaff is a bit cooler cuz it’s higher?
    I recall how surprised I was years ago when I saw a photo of Sedona in the snow. Till then I didn’t believe it ever snowed down there at all. Guess I never saw any Westerns that were filmed in Arizona with snow in them. I’m still guessing it’s not all that frequent. Or is it?


    1. Hi JC. We get (Clarkdale is at 3500 ft.) a snow fall around Christmas time that lasts a couple days. The ground doesn’t freeze here. An hour away north is Flagstaff at the top of the state and it’s cold up there. They are at 7,000 feet, so resemble the temps you’d find in the Colorado Rockies. An hour south of us is the northern end of Phoenix. It’s the best time to visit Phoenix. Comfortable and sunny.


      1. I’ve only been to Sedona once when the heat was a problem. My buddy and I stupidly did drive across the Mojave to California one day – with no air conditioning – and it was easily over a 100 degrees. A very bad idea. But we made it – pretty toasted.
        Naturally we try not to go at peak heat months.
        Love to go there again sometime – if it hasn’t turned into a city.
        Thanks for the information Cindy.


  9. Great post πŸ™‚ Beautiful pictures as always, but I hate thinking about winter during any other season. I usually comment on pictures like these during winter time πŸ™‚ Having said that, I hate winter due to the cold and snow πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚


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