When the moon is upside down, that is, turns it concave face down toward the earth, it’s a sign of bountiful rains ahead, in this case, during our summer rain season. That’s because, according to folklore I made up yesterday, it is figuratively “emptying itself of its water” onto the land, in this case, onto Samaniego Ridge as you can see below. (Note to the person who follows this blog: there is no actual water on the moon, hence, “figuratively” emptying its water.)
This folklore, which I just made up due to mental impediments caused by heat combined with rain starvation, is NOT reflected in the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for July, just out. See below their daunting temperature and rain forecasts for AZ and the US. We must now take solace that these forecasts can be disastrously WRONG, as we saw last winter for the West. Stupefying rain and snow amounts occurred in the face of forecasts of not much was to go on. Doesn’t happen often, but it does happen, thank heavens! Sizeable error might be our only hope besides bogus folklore.
No cloud pics, of course. But here is a photo of an odd-shaped twig that blew up against the window and somehow stuck there for awhile. Thought you like to see that:
And, back to work!
(Oh, yeah, baby, cloud-maven person has unretired in a sense, working on technical manuscripts (to be rejected later) in his specialty, weather modification/cloud seeding. Cloud maven person gets worked when he’s writing in that domain, and reviewers don’t like to read manuscripts by people who are “worked up.” On the other hand, “worked up” provides energy, and thoughts like, “someone has to do something about this”, whatever it is….)