Originally Posted by Cacowgirl
I researched the climate before I bought, & when I was here on a couple of visits-it was OK. Then I moved, burning all my bridges & it was COLD! & snow & Wind-Yikes! It's getting a bit warmer now,some times I don't have a full thermal "suit" on, but I keep jackets & sweater handy, that's for sure. I'm hoping I'll be more comfortable when it's a bit warmer & that the heat is OK for me & the monsoons not too scary. Definetly an adjustment after being in one place for 34 years.
You'll get used to it. You'll learn to keep a hoodie or windbreaker handy at all times, even in the summer. The monsoons aren't too bad, but then again, I grew up here.
My friend from Canada always says "Gotta love AZ and it's bi-polar weather! If you don't like it, just wait five minutes. It'll change."
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432
Beautiful pictures...But, aren't there snakes there? Like...ga-billions of snakes? Poisonous snakes... *cringe*
Depends on where you are and what time of year. I lived in Tucson (far south in the desert) for six years and saw one rattlesnake the entire time and one bull snake (looks like a rattlesnake only longer/bigger and eats rattlers). I've lived where I live now pretty much the entire time I've been alive (except that six years in Tucson) and have seen a total of one rattlesnake. It was on a hike out in the boonies. I did have a California king snake come in my house a couple of years back, but they're completely harmless. They eat mice and rats and bunnies.