I've mentioned that the weather here has taken a turn for the worse, but that is relative. I snowed the other night but really wasn't much of a problem, although we heard today that school had been cancelled. Here is a picture of the rain in Sedona with some of the snow in the higher elevations.
While we were at the movies we got a couple of inches of wet snow. Saw Slumdog, go see it! Plus, if you buy a large popcorn, you take the bag home and get a free refill the next time. I'm there. But, I digress. The snow looked great in the morning. One thing that I found pretty interesting, which you may or may not, is how our dry arroyo filled up. Behind our house there is an arroyo that separates our neighborhood from the one behind us and is active when there is runnoff from Oak Creek. It has been dry since we got here. The other day, I looked in our back yard to the left and saw that there was water rushing through it. I quickly looked straight ahead and saw the beginning of the flood as it came through and saw the wave cut its way towards the right. So, we actually saw the "flashflood" as it began and made its way down the creek bed. It wasn't really much of a flood, but I thought it was cool to catch it happening. Not sure I described it well, but maybe you get the picture.
Anyway, when the sun does come out on the snowy red rocks, the sights are pretty mazing.
BTW, for you artists in the crowd, I added Michael Chesley Johnson's blog to this blog. There is a lot of good stuff about plein air painting.