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Tumbling, Tumble Weeds 
Nov. 19, 2013 8:17 am 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2013 5:59 am

As I look out my window, tumbleweeds are jumping and dancing in the wind. The wind is howling and and the sun is shining. I am glad I am in my house and not driving on the highway. I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Very strange windy weather we are having in Southern Colorado. In the Midwest, the weather has created havoc. My heart goes out to those in the Midwest.

     I can't see across the street. The walking dead  or shall I say the Flying Tumbleweeds are invading my yard! ARRGH! My husband sighs and explicatives (&%$_!)  are now filling the air.

The wind took a break for a few minutes and I could see the yield  sign.

Hmmm, what do I do with all those tumbleweeds that are now filling up the enclosure (used to be the gas propane enclosure)?

Now, we have natural gas. That would be another story.

Maybe, make some of those tumbleweed snowmen, or tumbleweed Christmas trees. Nah, not in the mood for crafts.

After the storm was over, the wind storm filled up the enclosure to the top, and tumbleweeds covered my basement windows. It took my husband all day to clean up the tumbleweeds. 

Nov. 19, 2013 8:52 am
Gorgeous photos! And YAY! I'm so happy to see that you can post photos in a blog! I've seen tumbleweeds being blown before, but not like this. Wow! And I know you know what song I'm thinking of! Actually Sons of the Pioneers made it famous!
Nov. 19, 2013 9:17 am
Hello, Marianne! Yes, that song Tumbling, Tumble Weeds is now playing in my head. I wanted to post this this past weekend, but the AR blog wasn't working. Thanks for stopping by.
Nov. 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Lovely photos Lela! We don't get tumble weeds here, but I did see some when we were in Arizona.
Nov. 19, 2013 3:04 pm
That first picture looks like one of the scenes in a documentary I saw about the dust storms during the depression. I can't imagine being out in that. Great photos though!
Nov. 19, 2013 5:44 pm
the first picture did look like a pictures from the dust bowl in the 1930's. great shot lela! crazy weather everywhere. 86 here yesterday 65 today with tumbleweed wind...if we had tumbleweeds. dig a shelter gal!
Nov. 19, 2013 7:49 pm
Wow! What a site you've captured with those pictures. It tells the whole story. I love how just by looking at them, we know what's happening. Awesome Lela! And, now... I've got that song in my head too.
Nov. 20, 2013 3:06 am
Great photos! I had more than tumbleweeds blowing around here on Sunday night! Another tree fell, but this time it was across the end of my driveway and the road. I was blocked in and couldn't get to work on Monday (Darn!!). The township cleared the mess away by Monday evening and all day yesterday the cable, power, and phone companies were there cleaning up their messes as all the wires were brought down by the tree. Luckily this time it was not a tree from our property and it did no damage to any property other than the various power lines. I'd love to see tumbleweeds blowing around. :)
Nov. 20, 2013 5:06 am
Oh Lela , great pics! It has been so windy here also! I have this tall, fall flower arrangement on my front porch that keeps getting blown over! I added sand to the confainer and it still blew over! Now if the wind would blow that big pile of sand away!!!!! Lol!
Nov. 20, 2013 6:45 am
Good Morning, manella! This was the most tumbleweeds I have ever seen blowing around.
Nov. 20, 2013 6:49 am
Good Morning, BigShotsMom! When I saw the tumbleweeds in the window above my stair landing, I had to get a photo. The winds were blowing at 35 mph.
Nov. 20, 2013 6:52 am
Hello, Gderr! I have a basement, if I ever need to use it for a tornado. Although there are tornados in Colorado, in the Southern part of the state where I live in there has only been sitings of a tornado.
Nov. 20, 2013 6:55 am
Hi Candice! You can thank Marianne for mentioning the song Tumbling Tumble Weeds. It was such a bizarre wind storm. Around the neighborhood tumble weeds were stacked 6 feet high against people's fences and the sides of their houses.
Nov. 20, 2013 6:57 am
Good Morning, Mother Ann! I remember the tree that hit your house last year. I am so glad you are doing well and no trees caused damage to people's homes. The Midwest was hit pretty hard. I always thought, the tornados were more of a summer time happening.
Nov. 20, 2013 7:02 am
Hello, Terry! My hubby just cleaned the windows above our front door and the dining room window and it looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years after this wind storm. I know what you mean about planters getting knocked down by the wind. I had to put rocks in my planters to keep them from blowing away. You must have a porch where the wind likes to whirl around like I have.
Nov. 20, 2013 11:48 am
Lela, we had a glorious day yesterday... sunny and warm(ish.) Frightful what I saw on the news about the tornadoes etc. in the midwest! (Main reason I left, so many yrs ago!) Glad you're safe - and hoping that all of "our" friends in the midwest avoided catastrophy! Be well, ALL!
Nov. 20, 2013 12:13 pm
Hi Stevie! I bet Arizona has some beautiful days this time of year. I hope to see a Stevie blog here soon on what is Stevie cooking?
Nov. 20, 2013 12:38 pm
Hmmmm.... rocks in the planters.... now that's a stellar idea! Why didn't I think of that? Lol!!!
Nov. 21, 2013 6:08 am
Terry-the only problem is the planter is very heavy and hard to move.
Abby N 
Nov. 24, 2013 10:42 am
Wow, beautiful pics!
Dec. 5, 2013 7:12 am
Thanks, Abby!
Dec. 6, 2013 5:59 am
Beautiful photos! Hey I'm in Colorado too - Littleton.
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I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
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I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
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I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
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Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
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My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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