Monday, March 9, 2015

Flood and Aftermath Return of Spring in Arizona

The flood on Oak and Spring Creeks came and went this past week, but what a difference in the land surrounding the creeks.  At the same time as we got our 4 inch rain the fruit trees were becoming showy and the leaves on the Cottonwoods are beginning to green.  It was an exciting week to observe the changes.  Some of the sand dunes and charred wood came from Oak Creek Canyon above Sedona where they had a bad fire last May called the Slide Fire.

Great flood sculptures have been created by the wood debris.  The green is very bright right now, bit the grass and the leaves that are beginning to pop out.