“Fall” Fell Fast Upon Juniper Canyon!

“Fall” fell fast upon Juniper Canyon…

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We went from a HOT 100 degrees a week ago to a low of 38 degrees last night…our weather has been weird and crazy the last few years…and this was a blessed but crazy weather event!

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A half-inch of rain fell overnight…and a half-inch of rain is a glorious blessing!

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Ellie and I did the happy dance…

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Of course the wind blew all day…causing some dust to blow…

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But…we got rain! It was incredibly peaceful hearing it on the roof last night lulling us to sleep…and waking up today seeing rain puddles outside:)

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Yep we are care takers of the land and we love seeing it watered with heaven’s glory and grace…

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And the fires in Oregon had a mix of God’s grace with snow and rain but mostly snow…it helped huge:)

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Fall is in the air and Melody is smiling! Click on the picture and you will see her smiles:)

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I hope for more fall rains to come…with raindrops falling on my head:)

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May you be blessed this week…with glorious rains and glorious life…and lots of smiles:)

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HRCG over and out for now…but never for long:)

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bobmielke
    Sep 06, 2015 @ 23:24:25

    Since we live in the same state I can relate to your joy at seeing the drought ending and cooler, more Fall like weather moving in. We went fron central air conditioning to the furnace kicking on for the first time when we awoke to a 46 degree start to our day. We got more glorious rain this weekend. I pray this helps end the fires around the Pacific Northwest.

    I will begin a new adventure in life October 2nd when I make my move to Uxbridge, MA 41 miles Southwest of Boston. The high cost of rentals near Portland finally got the best of my poor Social Security retirement income, forcing me to move to greener pastures. Although Boston has the highest rents in the nation I found a half a house, fully furnished with all utilities included for $400 a month. That will allow me the best financial situation since I retired in 2010. Like you, I’m becoming a country dweller as the home is miles from the tiny town of Uxbridge, population 11,000.

    My blog will not end but the title may change to reflect my new New England location. I will not be a Patriot fan. 😦

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Sep 09, 2015 @ 08:25:56

      I’m sorry to be long in answering but our email/internet went down yesterday, thankfully it is back today! I am sorry that you have to move away from our beautiful area…that is a long move too clear across the US! But as you say this will begin a new chapter and a great adventure! I can’t wait to see pictures of your area and to hear about the move, settling in and blogging away so that we can keep up with you:) Our weather has been beautiful this week, we had the nice rain Friday and Saturday and it slowly warmed up the last two days…85 degree days and 45 degree nights:) perfect fall weather! Do keep in touch and let us know the name of your new blog once you get to MA. Sending prayers a head of you and with you for a smooth move:)

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  2. speedyrabbit
    Sep 07, 2015 @ 08:38:16

    We have finally gotten rid of the rain and now have warm sunny days but very chilly at night almost a frost in the morning,Hope you continue to get the weather you wish for,xx Rachel and Speedy

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Sep 09, 2015 @ 08:27:46

      Keep sending those rain waves over here as we need more….so glad to hear that finally you have warm sunny days! We are now having fall weather of 85 to 90 degree days with 40 to 50 degree nights…perfect to enjoy the day outside and perfect to sleep:) Hugs and a bunny love to Speedy:)

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  3. Deziz World
    Sep 07, 2015 @ 10:03:39

    Weez so glad yous finally got sum rain. Da fotos awe gawjus as always. Stay safe and enjoy da coolin’ wevver.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Sep 09, 2015 @ 08:30:01

      Morning you two sweeties:) Yes loved getting the rain over the weekend…it helped with all the fires in the Pacific Northwest too:) Our weather is finally fall like with mid 80’s days and 40’s nights, love it! Sending you both kitty loves, lots of them and also hugs to your mommy:)

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong
    Sep 07, 2015 @ 11:34:33

    Fall is coming fast and EARLY here too, but weirdly, it’s still hot and muggy. I blame the lack of rain. But fall is coming early in a lot of places, not all of which are cold or dry or anything. It is a strange weather pattern all over North America AND parts of Europe and Asia. New Zealand. Australia.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Sep 09, 2015 @ 08:35:11

      My internet is now working again, it was down yesterday so I am slow in answering comments! I agree that the weather pattern has changed and not just here…it now feels like fall here with mid 80’s days and 40’s nights…and like you we need more rain yet…and thankfully the humidity is gone and so is the smoke! The change in the weather brought relief to the firefighters as it slowed the fires down enough that they could get a handle on most of them. The weather has been off the last few years here as our winters lack any snow for moisture and we have not had the rains either..and all the weird cloud pictures I find…many of them are clouds that I have not seen here before so it is odd…but enjoyable to photograph:)

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  5. Nylabluesmum
    Sep 07, 2015 @ 16:54:34

    Hello HRCG!!! I am so glad you got rain & the temps dropped altho’ they did drop a lot!!! Snow too? Excellent….well maybe not o soon, but any precip is a good thing!
    It is stinking *hot* & *humid* here to the point we can’t sit out during the day at all. The air smells rotten…sort of mouldy….it is truly gross.
    Tomorrow is supposed to be the last day of this; I sure hope so. We are all melting…..
    Are there still fires? I was looking at a fire map & it showed there still were….what a wild ride you’ve had out that way.
    I keep praying for your safety.
    Love the photo of Melody smiling!!! She is adorable.
    Ellie looks so happy t be cooler also.
    Wishing you all the best!
    (((Hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

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  6. David Millican
    Sep 08, 2015 @ 18:22:21

    I would like to purchase limited rights to one, maybe two of your photos on this post here: hotrodcowgirl.com/2013/12/06/why-wyo-wyoming-oh-my-wyoming/

    I tried to comment there but it wouldn’t let me.

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  7. Richard Nieves
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 20:55:53

    Hi Hot Rod Cowgirl. Left a comment/request on the original page and wasn’t sure if you would see it so adding it here again: — I was searching for a red/orange sky to use as a texture composite to lay over the sky from one of my pics and love this one: https://hotrodcowgirl.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/dsc08254.jpg – It works perfect for the shot I’m trying to create. I’ve tried other textures but this one gives the tones I’m looking for. Difficult for me to get open sky pics as I live in Charlotte, NC and there’s tall trees everywhere. 😦 I’m not a professional photographer (student) so I can’t afford to travel to get great shots. May I have permission to use the pic for a photoshop composite? The pic will not be used in its entirely, only pieces of it of the upper sky to place behind a building and same pieces inverted vertically creating reflection over a body of water. Thank you.

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