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Tea For “Too” or “Too” Much Drama?

Red Vented Cockatoo

Red Vented Cockatoo

Yeah! We had rain in Arizona yesterday! A little bit of hail too, but we survived one of our two or three rainfalls this year. We didn’t even melt….though some of my friends refused to get out of the car fearing they would melt…..just DID not happen. LOL, we still don’t quite know what to do when it rains here. Most Arizonans think rain is the signal to go out and DRIVE. Doesn’t matter where, just get out there and fill up those streets with traffic, so that anyone who really needs to get somewhere can NOT do so! Also we seem to think it is time to shop. We had to go run a couple of errands, and after finally realizing that the rain was not going to stop, we went to the grocery store….I think everyone in Arizona was in that store! SO while waiting to go to the store, I got some more work done on the Red Vented Cockatoo. For those of you who don’t have parrots, a lot of parrot people call cockatoos, “Toos”, I probably have told you that since I did the “Too” Much painting as a WIP on this blog, but you know I forget things, so you will have to deal with some repetition! Oh yes, I forget things, so you will have to deal with some repetition.

BTW, how are you guys liking the background? This one has been rattling around in my head for a while, so thought to try it out with this painting. Comments are appreciated. If I forget to get back to you right away, don’t worry, I will eventually remember to check for comments!

SO since the RV “Too” is native to the Philippines, I need to go research native trees of the Philippines to get ideas for the branch. See ya soon with the final!


Sixteen Inches of Rain

Last night we had the Arizona version of “sixteen inches of rain”. The drops were sixteen inches apart and it rained for sixteen seconds. Just enough to turn your car into  mud ball and just enough to set off the ole rheumatiz! The benefits – nothing smells like the desert after it rains(even sixteen inches) and it cooled it off a few degrees. One of my favorite smells in the world has to be the sweet smell after a rain, it makes you fell energized and just lifts you up to the top of the world(OK, so don’t look down!). It has also cooled off to the low nineties, maybe even eighty-nine degrees. Ok everyone grab your sweaters!! Cold spell is here! Whooooo Hooooooooo! Well, with this cold spell and the ole rheumatiz acting up, think I’ll light a fire in the fireplace, wrap up in a blanket and just take a nap. Nighty night!

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