"I'm Dreaming of a White"... New Year... In Phoenix, Arizona?
The New Year dawned and immediately brought both my husband and me adventure and challenges.
In my Annual Numerology Forecast workshop on Dec. 29th, I pointed out to everyone that 2019 is a 3 Planetary Cycle year. So that can call for both fun and flexibility – perfect to match the adventure and the challenges!
We started out early in the afternoon to drive just east of Phoenix for a hike in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.
As we got close to our destination we were struck by the awesome sight of snowy mountains ahead of us, though somewhat to the northeast of our intended destination. Such a sight is truly rare in this part of the Southwest dessert.
The night before, New Year’s eve, had brought chilly rain when we went to our Sikh temple to bask in inspiring sacred kirtan. And it was still raining when we left. We know that snow can sometimes come down from higher elevations in Northern Arizona as low as 3,000 feet, but we never dreamed we’d see snow this close.
As the pictures show, our biggest surprise was this snowy beauty, Aztec Peak at 7,694 feet altitude. Wow! Who knew something this big was this close?
Nearby peaks are in the 3-5,000 ft range. To get over 7,000 you have to drive at least 60 miles north.
So we tried to find a route to get there, or as close as possible. We tried a couple of routes but nothing truly close. Frustration.
The shot of Aztec Peak from the highway was awesome – that amount of snow with all those Saguaro cacti so relatively close. But we couldn’t get there without a big drive-around to get to it.
Then flexibility came to our aid. If not that peak, try another one. Other mountains to the north, however humbler in height, looked promising. So we headed north. Lo and behold we were only 36 miles north of Phoenix and we struck deeper snow than we could believe. Kids were sledding down the hills, making snowmen and throwing snowballs.
The shot of me and the selfie of both of us capture our joy at finding this place. Maybe we’re not standing victorious on Mount Everest like the pioneering team of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953, but this was our tiny little victory.
So there you have it – a little adventure, some challenge, two fun-loving flexible souls, and a perfect “White New Year” in the dessert.
Bless you in all ways always!
January 2, 2019
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