|Oooh! Let's go for a picnic!|
|A happy Arizona native plant reaches joyously for the sky.|
Post Script: In case you think I'm exaggerating any of this, the top officially recorded wind gust for the day turned out to be 36 mph, and the relentless winds burned a house down. No kidding. According to local news reports, the wind ripped a piece of aluminum siding from a house and propelled it into a nearby transformer. Sparks erupted, catching the house on fire. No one was hurt, but the house will never be the same. Fortunately, the home's garden was not damaged.
Also note, the Kindle version of my well-reviewed sci-fi novel A Journal of the Crazy Year will be on sale for 99 cents March 24 through March 30 only. More info is available here.