Well, it's Thanksgiving 2008 in the desert. It's getting cold... it's snowed in the mountains around snowbird headquarters... and Christmas decorations have been up all around town since October!
You can tell its winter in the desert cause the desert tortoises are all hidden in their den... the barrel cactii are turning red... and all of the locals have been wearing thermals since September!
I get to play host to a nephew and his offspring for the next couple of days... and they brought their ATVs! (It doesn't take much to excite a desert rat)