It is amazing what the sea can do to metal. This is very interesting; a veritable treasure.
Arizona is a very dry state – the air lacks humidity all the time, it seems, and the average rainfall is sparse. For Tucson, the average annual rainfall is 12.17 inches annually over 30 years. In Phoenix (drier), the average is 8.29 inches of rainfall per year over the last 30 years.
A state average seems rather unimportant as there are two big metropolitan areas (Tucson and Phoenix) and other communities in Southern Arizona (drier yet) and Northern Arizona (wetter yet).
Therefore, taking the average of the two biggest metro areas, the average annual rainfall is 10.23 inches per year over the last 30 years.
Any way you slice it, we live in a desert. So, after a long-winded introduction, I give you pictures that bring great joy to my family, but may seem of little import to you – but it is all we can do not to jump in head first. HAHAHA!
These beautiful little white and pink flowers (Vincas) are so easy to grow in hot climates. They just need some potting soil, lots of sunlight, and water, perhaps every other day. The leafy foliage is so beautiful – it’s lush and has glossy green leaves. The leaves are almost as pretty as the flower!
While traveling to Las Vegas from Superior, Arizona we crossed the Hoover Dam Bridge. What a magnificent structure. It is hard to believe that anything like that could be constructed. But, then, just look a bit to the west and you can see the new bridge (even longer and higher) that bypasses the dam. You have to admit, the United States has some fantastic builders!
Ever wondered why you feel so good in the lake area? http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Fishing-Promotes-Good-Health-Through-Relaxation explores the aspects of freshwater fishing that contribute to health.
Moisture-filled air and the lake cooling effect creates a relaxing atmosphere for your body.
You can watch the clouds and daydream. Why not daydream, it’s relaxing. The wind creates soothing sounds depending on whether you are at the lake shore or under the pines. Near a cottonwood tree? Listen to that special rustle the coin-shaped leaves make. You can buy a relaxation tape with recordings of the water lapping, but you can hear this at the lake for free. And then there is the smell of fresh vegetation. All of these things have been touted by homeopathic practitioners for years.
This article shows how a day at the lake can help reduce stress, a frequent contributor to disease. The author’s day in the White Mountains of Arizona develops the idea that a day at the lake is good medicine.