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Old 07-08-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Oh dang! It's rumbling again here on the mountain, and what is that I see? Rain hitting the ground.

I am sorry that those of you who are flatlanders do not get as much enjoyment out of the monsoon as we up here on the mountain.

And besides the other advantages (close lightning strike just now, cool), if'n y'all come up to the north, you will lose at least 20 degrees. And when we get a good storm WE lose 20 degrees. How cool would that be for y'all poor flatlanders? (pun intended, and tongue in cheek, no offense intended).

That's forty degrees of nice coolness! That's not at all terrible.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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It didn't last long. Oh well, maybe next time.

What it did though was bring out some ugly little bugs, which swarmed my stoop. And this morning there was a huge spider out there. Tried to find out what it was but couldn't find the exact thing when I googled spiders. Never saw anything like that in Minnesota. Big body, black or dark brown. The legs were smaller than the body.

Anyway, I sprayed the little bugs last night & the spider this morning. The huge died, the spider disappeared in the crevices. Hope it dies & doesn't retaliate.

Normally I let outside things be unless they invade my space, but this was an invasion on my patio.

I hate bugs.

I wonder what kind of spider that was. I once saw one like that at my old house and it could actually jump! I think Mom called it a Wolf Spider or some such. I don't know what a brown recluse looks like but know several people who've been bitten by one. Not pretty. Doesn't sound like a Tarantula either but they can get pretty big. No idea what the bugs might be. I've never seen anything like that here. Hope you get rid of them and the spider stays away!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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Oh dang! It's rumbling again here on the mountain, and what is that I see? Rain hitting the ground.

I am sorry that those of you who are flatlanders do not get as much enjoyment out of the monsoon as we up here on the mountain.

And besides the other advantages (close lightning strike just now, cool), if'n y'all come up to the north, you will lose at least 20 degrees. And when we get a good storm WE lose 20 degrees. How cool would that be for y'all poor flatlanders? (pun intended, and tongue in cheek, no offense intended).

That's forty degrees of nice coolness! That's not at all terrible.
Yay to everyone that got rain! We got some yesterday late afternoon. Hard rain, strong wind, thankfully no hail. Not terrible! Luckily, this thread can be the *not* terrible, but very cool thread.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Oh dang! It's rumbling again here on the mountain, and what is that I see? Rain hitting the ground.

I am sorry that those of you who are flatlanders do not get as much enjoyment out of the monsoon as we up here on the mountain.

And besides the other advantages (close lightning strike just now, cool), if'n y'all come up to the north, you will lose at least 20 degrees. And when we get a good storm WE lose 20 degrees. How cool would that be for y'all poor flatlanders? (pun intended, and tongue in cheek, no offense intended).

That's forty degrees of nice coolness! That's not at all terrible.
Enjoy, Earp.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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Meo, there are so many spider types, it is often hard to identify them. Aren't we lucky? :-) By legs smaller than body, do you mean shorter, or just thin legs? I'm no spider expert, but I do like a good mystery. Maybe next time you can get a picture! heehee

What a terrible, oh wait, I mean very cool place we live!
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Traveling
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The spider's legs were short & thick. It did look like a wolf spider but not quite. It was HUGE! Hopefully it will not reappear.

The smaller bugs were ants with wings. I have never seen ants with wings before. Then there was one big bug, looked like a waterbug, which also had wings. Wierd.

One of the best things that hang around here is a geico. He is so cute. There's a cement frame around the garbage bin & be climbs up the side & just hangs there. Amazing to watch. (Obviously I am easily amused.)

Still waiting on the monsoon. Dark clouds yesterday & I' m sure there was rain somewhere, just not here.

Teddy - your area sounds great but I have seen your pictures of the snow you get. Shudder. I don't want to ever see snow again. So, as nice as it sounds, I'll stay down here.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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The spider's legs were short & thick. It did look like a wolf spider but not quite. It was HUGE! Hopefully it will not reappear.

The smaller bugs were ants with wings. I have never seen ants with wings before. Then there was one big bug, looked like a waterbug, which also had wings. Wierd.
Yeah, it is amazing (and sometimes creepy) how many bugs come out once we start getting Monsoon!

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One of the best things that hang around here is a geico. He is so cute. There's a cement frame around the garbage bin & be climbs up the side & just hangs there. Amazing to watch. (Obviously I am easily amused.)
I love watched them too, along with all of the various lizards that are around! We have a gecko that hangs out in our shed. And yes, they are darn cute.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:09 PM
 
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Pouring sideways rain, thunder and lightning here at Ellsworth and Brown in the east valley. Its about time. Great fun. Temperature is 68 degrees.
Woohoo.........
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Yup..coming in again...dust dust and more dust...at least folks north of us are getting rain.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Oh dang! It's rumbling again here on the mountain, and what is that I see? Rain hitting the ground.

I am sorry that those of you who are flatlanders do not get as much enjoyment out of the monsoon as we up here on the mountain.

And besides the other advantages (close lightning strike just now, cool), if'n y'all come up to the north, you will lose at least 20 degrees. And when we get a good storm WE lose 20 degrees. How cool would that be for y'all poor flatlanders? (pun intended, and tongue in cheek, no offense intended).

That's forty degrees of nice coolness! That's not at all terrible.
Ya know...if there weren't so many crazies up there...just watching Payson's mayoral and city council races this year and people are down right nasty to each other. The Payson FB pages: Payson Politics, the yardsale page...The Roundup, KRIM...it is all getting very bitter. And for what? A City Council seat that pays next to nothing? Some stupid Hockey school that is just costing the city money and will NEVER come to fruition?

We were considering moving up there but after seeing how people behave to their neighbors and acquaintances in a town that small, it is just scary.
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