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Snow melt, rain today in Kanab

Rainy window view Kanab UtahMust have rained last night as this morning there was barely any snow left.  It continued to rain most of the day so there’s red, sticky, clay-like mud all around.

Bent water heater Kanab UtahNot a good day to work on the RV.  Got the new water heater installed last week with Bill’s help and it’s working but it must have been dropped before I received it as the metal is dented making it impossible to get the outside cover attached correctly.  I want to contact the seller yet at the same time don’t want to reinstall another one.  Dilemma.  The single digit below freezing temperatures for almost two weeks around Christmas caused a gray water drain pipe from the kitchen to freeze and fill the tank.  A small heater pointed at the pipe thawed it and the tank emptied.  Really, what am I doing living in this cold climate in a RV?  Love my RV but hate the cold.

Started to feel sinuses plugged with a runny nose last night.  Slept good.  Today I’m plugged and sniveling/blowing.  TMI.  Been doing so good at not getting chilled and staying away from crowds.  But Sunday Bill and I went to town and many stores so could have been exposed to anything.  Dang, I hate getting a cold as much as I hate being cold.

View from tunnel SR9 West Zion National Park Utah


Thinking about a road trip one day this week through Zion National Park to see it with snow.  Probably on the way to St George to pick up my South African laptop.  Hope it works better, and me too because I have to learn Windows 10 from this upgrade from the dreaded and all I could get Windows 8 after my laptop was stolen.

Waterfall Willis Creek Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Utah


Spent most of the day multi-tasking on the computer, where I spend way too much time during the winter especially.  Bouncing between Facebook, news and conservation articles, emails, reading and writing blogs, checking website stats, and forever labeling photos.  Because I’m OCD and want to easily find images in search, I give every photo a descriptive label.  Currently I’m on September 24th, 2015.  Yes, months behind.  But not too bad out of over 25,000 photos taken last year.  I actually post every 100th photo labeled on my Facebook page, if your interested.

Willis Creek Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Utah

Sun break thru clouds Kanab UtahAround 2:30 the sun did it’s best to burn through the gray cover and a few blue spots appeared over the cliffs, briefly.  The wet ground sparkled.  Low, dark clouds hung on the western horizon.  Achoo!!

Snow on Vermilion Cliffs Kanab UtahBy 4pm fog settled on top of the cliffs and it continued raining.

A lovely day indeed.

Our World: Tentative Spring in Northern Arizona

All four seasons can and will happen in one day during the attempt towards a tentative Spring in Northern Arizona.

Morning came with a tentative sun between the clouds.  Yet rain came on the way off the Kaibab Plateau heading to St. George in Southern Utah.  No photos as I was driving a work truck with spider-web cracks across the windshield taking it in to be replaced.  Had a couple hours to walk around so my co-worker and I had a nice lunch at Olive Garden.  Although the clouds threatened rain all around us we wore only a light jacket which was almost too warm when the sun shone.

Rain clouds over S UT

On the way home he drove, first through intermittent heavy rain.

Storm clouds over Kaibab Plateau AZ

As we headed towards the Kaibab Plateau obvious precipitation of some kind awaited and threw at us more rain, hail, sleet and even some snow.  But the sun did peak out once or twice and I searched for a non existent rainbow.

Mule deer on meadows Kaibab NF AZ

Instead we saw this small herd of mule deer browsing on the meadows near a shrinking pool of snow melt.

We need this rain and more.  The forest floor is dry.  Hopefully the tentative Spring brings more moisture to Northern Arizona.

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