The Grass Is Always Greener...  

endowed_4_fun 41M
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8/9/2006 12:55 pm

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8/22/2006 10:07 pm

The Grass Is Always Greener...

One more thing about my trip to New York. It reminded me that I miss weather.

Here in the valley, we don't get much rain, or wind, or cold, or really anything to restrict outdoor activity -- except sun. Out here, fall is when the grass turns green (it goes dormant during the summer due to heat). Yes, its nice to be able to wear shorts for a day hike in February, but its also boring.

While jogging through Central Park, I got a sense of true appreciation. That a day nice enough to be spent in the park was something to be savored, cherished. Here, sunny days only come along about 320 days per year.

It's the variety that I miss. In Phoenix, no one looks forward to the first day of Spring. There is no joy of snow days. No bundling up against old man winter. No drying out by a fire. No cuddling with someone under a warm, soft blanket to fight off the cold. No snowball fights. No colors of fall. No white christmases. No morning dew on summer grass. No gentle spring rains. No gratitude for what the current season holds or anticipation of what the next one will bring. Just sun. Unending sun, broken up by three or four monsoonal storms each year.

Addy19742 42F

8/9/2006 2:20 pm

Yep, it is time to move! LoL Oklahoma is not much better, although I would not wear shorts in Feb. I would have relished the central park experience myself. I have never been there. It is 105 here today. I am seriously thinking about going nude. LOL

endowed_4_fun replies on 8/9/2006 4:12 pm:

rm_wetfingeraz 53F
3012 posts
8/9/2006 9:39 pm

I'm a tree person. I remember when we moved back to Chicago when I was 13, I was in awe of all the oak and elm trees. And then autumn came, and while I'm not a huge fan of the cold, I love autumn. I miss that out here, but fortunately I live at the north end of Central Ave, so I get a little bit of autumn, for a little while anyway.

endowed_4_fun replies on 8/10/2006 12:56 am:
I'm originally from Kansas. We moved here when I was 12. So, I guess I tend to associate any season, other than summer, with my childhood.

ArtisticTwist75 41F
2505 posts
8/10/2006 10:08 pm

Time to make a weekend trip to Payson or the Rim...Take the beeline and follow your nose if you have never been. they have snow day's and fall leaves... closest thing we get anyway.


endowed_4_fun replies on 8/11/2006 12:07 am:
Actually, a previous job used to take me up to the Rim quite often -- I know the way quite well. Still, not the same as living in the weather, being immersed.

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