Merry Christmas and….yes….it does snow in Phoenix.


January or February 1980s
There is a mountain range you cannot see behind the trees in the background.

In the almost 60 years I've lived in Phoenix, it has snowed twice that I can remember. I'm not counting the few other times where there was a very light flurry that melted as soon as it hit the ground. I'm talking about when we actually got about an inch or two of snow and it stayed several hours. This is a very rare occasion. Everyone usually goes nuts running outside, taking pictures or just standing there with their arms outstretched and mouth open.

The swimming pool below was not frozen at all and the water was warmer than the snow because I think we were heating it at the time. I'm not sure of the exact date of these two photos, sometime in the 1980s, and I do remember it snowing on Valentine's Day one year, also in the 80s. That was during the evening, however, while I was driving somewhere. I couldn't believe all the cars pulling into parking lots and people getting out of their cars to watch the snow.

Merry Christmas from me:
Self portrait on 15 ft scroll done with black felt tip marker, 2006

Detail of tree, bird and box of chocolates on scroll
The above scroll could be 60 to 100 feet long, I'm not sure, because I've never unrolled the entire thing. It is a five foot tall roll of butcher paper, used to wrap meat. Not sure how I got it. I will not continue drawing on it with felt tip marker because it bleeds through the paper. I must find another type of pen or marker that won't do that. But then, what the heck will I do with a 100 foot long scroll of drawings?
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :love: :love: :flirt: :flirt: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
May you all be blessed with health, happiness, peace, love and serenity.
A very peaceful scene on the way up north one year.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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111 Responses to Merry Christmas and….yes….it does snow in Phoenix.

  1. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Zulia. Hope you have a wonderful new year! And hugs right back at ya.

  2. Suntana says:

    I've been thinking of changing my name to:Chiseled 6-Pack Abs 😎 :p

  3. Suntana says:

    Pam, the reason your, my and other people's names / monikers in the comments didn't change is because in our About Page, our name is the same as our Username.But, say … if you were to change your name in your About Page to Ohhh, say — Police Officer Intimidator Biker Chick, then that's what would show up in your comments. I DARE you! 😆

  4. PainterWoman says:

    😆 I should have gotten a photo of me on a Harley. I still might some day when I have lunch at one of the biker hangouts and get really bold and ask one of the guys.

  5. Suntana says:

    Then your moniker can be: Leather PainterWoman! :headbang:You know … like Leather Tuscadero from Happy Days. Remember her?

  6. 1bluebox says:

    hello folks! happy new years to you too!!!!! :cheers: yes, i know linda and have read suntana's comments many times. i even visited the garden once or twice — saved in my fav's.i'm not sure what you are talking about with the usernames, avatars, etc. i just pick and click — i thought the rest took care of itself (ha, ha, ha).leather harley woman — aka. pam the painterwoman! :yes: i live in taylor county. if memory serves me right, linda resides somewhere close to dallas county ???that is why i say central west texas — it ain't ector county nor nolan county but darn close. howdy ya'll!!!!! :heart: suntana, do you have an insight as to why my jpg files are there, but they don't show up as anything but black pages? deborah.

  7. L2D2 says:

    Yep, you are in central West TexaS. I am in Smith Co., and closer to Louisiana than Dallas. Far East Texas.

  8. Suntana says:

    Deborah, did this photo MIA problem perhaps start just recently, like maybe around the time of the latest MyOpera Update? I know that we were given the Heads Up that during the time that the Update was going to be actively in progress, missing photos was gonna be a temporary result. CSS editing is still NOT working properly after the latest Update. So, maybe your problems are related to that Update.You didn't change any Settings, did you?

  9. 1bluebox says:

    suntana, i have the latest version loaded and the photos showed just fine after that upgrade. it was after the last maintenance 'day' a few weeks back that my photos became black. i need to do something about it, but i'm just having too much fun with my physical friends and this wonderful holiday season to concentrate on internet issues. i do wish the genie of opera would wave the magic wand and make my problems dissapear! ha, ha, ha. thanks for responding.

  10. Suntana says:

    Yep, just as I figured. There's nothing I'd be able to suggest then.

  11. NLDH says:

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    Yes, the avatar is me. I got the pose from a perfume ad, then gave the model really short hair and changed her face to try and make it look like me. I didn't look in the mirror while painting it. It was just done from memory so it isn't exact.

    I love the pose… it seems like you look far far away, think of something and the world really doesn't bother you. I also like the color of the paiting, very interesting. You helped to make a beautiful painting ^^

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