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Hail Of A Storm

On Tuesday, October 5 the Phoenix area got hit with a monster of storm, which included hail. The title is bit of play-on-words and I got the idea for the title earlier today when I heard a radio commercial for Courtesy Chevrolet. They are currently having a ‘Hail of Sale’ with price reductions on all the vehicles damaged by this week’s hail storm. Hail storms are fairly rare out here. In the 17-years I’ve lived in Arizona I’ve experienced 3 hail storms. Hail on Balcony It seems as if this storm was worse than the ones we had in January….

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Aloe in Bloom

I have had this Aloe for nearly 10-years now. I believe this is the third pot it has been in as has outgrown the others. Last weekend I cleared out at least a dozen ‘off springs’, transplanting them into multiple pots. Over the past few years I have given a couple of these ‘off springs’ to my folks to help fill-in their backyard. The nice thing about the Aloe being a desert plant is it really doesn’t need much water and will grow like a weed. While they may turn a light brown/beige color, they will survive for quite a…

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Winter Storm 2010 Part 2

Friday crews were out mainly just to clear the trees from blocking the parking lot and pathways. The truck has been unburied now. Stumps/root balls and tree parts still piled throughout the parking lot. The remaining stump of the tree that was burying that silver truck. This tree was southeast of my building and in a lot more open area. I am not sure when this tree broke but I am thinking this was not a the same time as the others. This one was falling the opposite direction of the others based on the exposed roots on he left…

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Winter Storm 2010 Part 1

For most of the week Arizona has been seeing a lot of rain and wind. Nothing too bad and the rain was much welcomed. From the start of the week though the weather forecasters had been warning us that the final system to move in on Thursday was going to be a big one, with lots of rain and wind. For the most part it was calm on Thursday, some periods of heavy rain but nothing too bad. However, late Thursday afternoon the wind picked up, peak gusts in my area were recorded at around 43 MPH at Hendrix Jr…

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Purple Sky & Palm Trees

Took these photos last night. Click the photos below to see the full-size (3072×1728) The stormy (very little rain though, mostly virga) sky makes for a beautiful sunset. I do love the zoom feature on this camera. Odd, I don’t recall being able to see those palm trees from my front door. May be they are more noticeable since being trimmed and cleaned. These are the Palm Trees I usually photograph in my sunset shots. These are visible from my balcony.

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