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Old 01-21-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Waterfalls cascading over the cliffs around Canyon Lake, defying gravity; January 21st
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Looks amazing despite being extremely dangerous...
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Northern Phoenix
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In my opinion the most beautiful time to see the desert is after a quick heavy rain due to all of the sudden waterfalls.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:41 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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My guess is you folks are going to have a very beautiful spring flower season.

Up here in Seattle we are on track for the warmest January ever - not warm by Arizona standards or course, but pretty mild nonetheless - I don't know that we've had record high days, but temps have been reliably warmer than average by 5-10 degrees for much of the month.

Ken
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:55 AM
 
Location: USA
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Cool and not to be nit picky, but how does a waterfall falling towards earth defy gravity...?
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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My guess is you folks are going to have a very beautiful spring flower season.
Hard to say. For a really good year we need rain in the Fall to get the seeds to germinate. It's been really dry up until this week so the plants haven't even started growing yet. Plants like the Brittlebush should do well though.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Northern Phoenix
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Cool and not to be nit picky, but how does a waterfall falling towards earth defy gravity...?
There was not a whole lot of info describing that picture was there? I'm guessing by what I can see in the picture that the wind was blowing so hard up the escaropment that it appeared as if the water was falling up instead of down even though you know it wasn't.... kind of like when the wind blows so hard backwards across a wave that it takes the top of the wave off and blows it back out to sea.
Just my guess.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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There was not a whole lot of info describing that picture was there? I'm guessing by what I can see in the picture that the wind was blowing so hard up the escaropment that it appeared as if the water was falling up instead of down even though you know it wasn't.... kind of like when the wind blows so hard backwards across a wave that it takes the top of the wave off and blows it back out to sea.
Just my guess.
Also, if you look at the picture closely you'll notice the precipice is sloping upward, indicating that some of the water may be flowing slightly uphill due to the sheer amount of water and wind...
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Don't get your hopes up for new growth, we still have to get through freezing frosts in February which will kill off a lot of the new growth. My ash trees have new leaves coming out all over but they usually drop again if the temperature drops below 30.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The lovely thing about many desert plants, including wildflowers, aren't that they germinate but that they lie dormant until warmth arrives with proper amounts of water having seeped to the root tap levels; which obviously they have. But like Roosevelt wrote, it is only January and the water can flow further down into the table, things can freeze, etc...
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