It is a day to stay indoors.  I joked in my last post about the wind, but we have been having really strong blow-the-party-patio-umbrellas-out-of-the-neighbor’s-yard type winds! But today is the wildest of all!  Gusts up to 70-80 mph.  For those of you who measure km–that means fast!

We even have a haboob–a giant wall of sand, moving fast.  My dog is paranoid and hiding out in my bedroom.  My birds don’t seem to notice anything.  If anything, they are more active.  Maybe eating and drinking before the world blows away.

I tried to get a pic from my bathtub window, but it is not doing it justice, so just take my word for it.  And if you don’t hear from me again.  Look in Oz!

Here are a few of friends’ FB pics.

Kristi Moss

Photo by Kristi Moss


Photo by Hollie Chandler

Zito pic

Photo by Christine Zito

Photo by Jennifer Southern

Photo by Jennifer Southern

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21 Responses to Haboob!

  1. reinkat says:

    Aw, I want to see the haboob. Is it as spectacular as the one in The Mummy? Or was that the movie about the horse race? Anyway, i didn’t know that happened here.

    • I’ve seen pics from AZ, and we will certainly get a lot of sand blowing around, but this is pretty bad. I don’t have the car today, so I can’t get a good vantage point. I just see brown sky. But hubby said where he is it was a huge wall of sand moving in from the north.

  2. pattisj says:

    Hang onto your hat–and camera! I’m glad we don’t get those here.

  3. Wow, where do you live? I hope you will be safe. We get those kinds of winds here and they are not fun. I live in OK. Back in the 70’s we had a wind storm that turned the sky yellow/orange for 3-4 days! It was awful!.
    Be safe and remember . . . Just follow the Yellow Brick Road!

  4. dorannrule says:

    This sounds like a dry gritty hurricane! Winds that strong can be pretty scary, so I’m glad you turned around and came home. Keep us posted and stay safe.

  5. Angeline M says:

    I live in the central valley (California), and we had wind 45 mph most of the day….you win!

  6. tootlepedal says:

    There are days when I am quite pleased to live in a more temperate climate. Don’t take your camera out in a sandstorm. I would miss the humming bird pictures if the camera got clogged up.

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