Thursday, February 21, 2013

Proof That A Snowball Does Have A Chance In Hell

It was apparently big news - my friends in Thailand even heard about it, reported on the BBC.Tucson, Arizona got snow. 

The following six pictures were taken by my mother, on her iPhone.  I'd say she did a pretty good job - not one of them has her thumb in it.

It snowed for hours.  It was freezing.  People panicked.  The National Guard was sent in to escort people home from the usually sunny parking lot of the WalMart.  OK, there was no National Guard, but they did freak out a little. 

They even cancelled part of a PGA event.  Pandemonium! 

This is my mother's backyard:

This is part of the front yard:
This is the bench my brother and I made for my mother and step-father one Christmas.  A mosaic with teeny tiny pieces of tile.  My brother, the tile master, really did all the work.  I have NO patience to chop up that much tile.  The entire bench is made of concrete.  It's a bitch to move.

Notice the flowers?  They're plastic.  And the blue turtle?  And the painted purple brick?  And the yellow, orange and green rubber snake in the foreground on the right side of the picture?  That's all my mother's doing.  She is (at times) what one might call "eccentric". 
The end of the driveway, towards the backyard.
And the last photo of the evening, which is a little blurry, but clear enough to see the snow weighing down the branches of what may or may not be a plastic tree, covering the bench, and leaving the blue turtle to say, WTF? I thought this was the desert?!
And people think climate change isn't real. 

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2012: I Just Want Tiny Little Elephants To Massage My Earlobes
2011: App-solutely Crazy
2010: NCIS Investigates The Kitchen Aftermath
2009: Sometimes There Are FOUR Sides To A Story
2008: Made With Pride
2007: Coke Crushes The Competition
2006: Tired And Mute
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

1 comment:

Gil said...

Beautiful pictures. Lots like you went back to work too soon and missed the snow!