In 2007 when I arrived in Presccott I noticed something that was odd. From March through June I found that the sky here didn’t have much detail. What do I mean?
Hyper blue skies, no clouds.
At first I was blown away. After living in New England for so long I was used to many gray days. Not here. Instead, each day I woke up to find amazing hyper blue skies. Clouds were rarely on the horizon. It was pretty amazing.
Several months into the hyper blue skies I realized they were as annoying as continuously gray skies. I started asking the question, “When does it rain here?” I also got a big kick out of friends who got all excited about clouds. Clouds, really? They’re so common…….and after months and months without them, I understood my friends’ excitement.
Fast forward to now. 3 years later, like my friends here, I love the clouds too. And fortunately they’re more common than I first thought. Clearly we were in a drought when I first got here. But now I know, Arizona clouds do exist beyond monsoon season. And like monsoon season, the clouds can add so much drama to the scenery around you. The sky here is pretty cool!