Monday, March 19, 2012

When Pigs Fly

You know it was a good weekend in Temecula when it snows.
I'm sure many of you are thinking is she nuts?????
Sort of, but you have to remember that it only snows in Temecula when pigs fly.

The last time it happened was 8 or 9 years ago.
Back then, there we got enough snow on the ground to roll a tiny snow man.
Eden and Claire were so excited they put on snow cloths.
It was like a scene from a Dr. Seuss story.
We all felt like linking arms and singing
Dah Who Dores, Dah Who Dores . . . .
Really, it was that exciting.
People still talk about the time it snowed.

Last night at about 1:00 a.m. it happened again.
We had a huge hail storm.
It covered the ground in about an inch of white.
Kids must have heard the noise of the hail hitting metal,
because at 1:00 a.m., young and old were outside rolling snowballs.
It wasn't an isolated incident on my street either.
Temeculans were posting on Facebook today about the very same thing
happening on their streets.
A snow festivas in the middle of the night.
So much fun.

This afternoon the sky was still full of dark gray puff
And in the middle of it all, a gigantic rainbow appeared.
It spanned from one end of Temecula to the other.
So vibrant that you could clearly see every color spectrum of light.
And, you could see the entire rainbow -- not just parts of it.
It almost looked fake -- like a photo on a box of Lucky Charms.
It was that brilliant.

I was so thrilled that I started screaming at Eden
Look at that!!!  
You can see the entire thing!
Get a picture of it with your phone Eden!!
Hurry, before it disappears!!!
Can you believe we are seeing this!!!

He just looked at me and said.
I'm texting Anna to tell her you are freaking out again
about cloud formations, and rainbows.

For some reason, they both think that's amusing.
It goes way back -- to our days in the car pool.

But really, it was magnificent.
I wish I had my good camera with me so you could see it too.
We don't get rainbows like that very often.
Only when pigs fly.


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