Snow in the Desert
March in southern Arizona has been quite similar to January and February this year- cool and beautiful, with a bit of rain, wind, and an amazing surprise at the beginning of the month!
It was warmer than the first two months, thus allowing the hail and freezing rain to become a fleecy, drifting, perfectly beautiful white powder known as snow- rare to us Tucsonians, but dear to my heart.
The snow fell softly throughout the night of the first of March, and covered everything in a 4-inch blanket of loveliness. Even the cacti were blessed by God’s wonderful snowflakes, and the lemon tree in our backyard was sheltered from the cold by its gentle presence.
By the morning sun, the snowflakes one by one were melted, though a thick layer of them lasted ‘til half the day was gone.
I believe God brought that snowfall (though short) as an answer to my prayers, for I prayed fervently, and asked Him for the dear white flakes to clothe our desert land.