Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Holy dust storm, Batman!


This time of year we get some pretty crazy storms in Arizona. Last night's was a doozy! I didn't venture outside with my camera because it was really wicked. The sight of this storm from our backdoor reminded me of the thick fog I grew up with in California, but not as white and fluffy!

EVERYTHING is covered with a thick layer of dust this morning.
You can read more about it here.
It's definitely the talk of the town today!

18 comments:

Cheri said...

ooh ick Deb! Don't think I'd enjoy that! So do you try to clean up or just wait for the rain to wash it all away?

Lizzie said...

WOW, that is some photo! To begin with, it doesn't look so bad - until you realise that the twinkly orange bits are actually people's homes and businesses - then the sheer size of that cloud suddenly dawns on you...
Amazing!
Sorry you have so much mess to clear up though. We had a dust storm, the night after we arrived for a holiday in Cyprus one April. Everything had a layer of red sand over it the next day (but not so thick - phew). The rest of the holiday was warm and sunny though.
Hope you're all cleared up and back to normal soon. Glad you didn't go out in it though!!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Wow! I can't even imagine! glad you're all OK!

Ruth said...

That's an amazing shot! And I love how the cactus is in there, so we know it's Arizona! Is it difficult to clear up?

Beverly said...

WOW that is an amazing photo, you should enter it in a contest. We've been dealing with smoke from various wildfires many counties away but that is HUGE!

Beverly said...

oops when I showed to the Grown One I realized there was a photo credit under it, I was thinking you took it looking out your back door :)

Becky said...

Wow! Don't blame you for not going out with that around! Hope you can soon get rid of all the dust :)

Mom said...

Back in the summer of 1961, right after you were born, I experienced my first AZ summer/monsoon season! Now remember, this was the age of cloth diapers and I only had a washing machine--no dryer. So it seemed that everytime I had diapers on the clothes line, a dust storm would kick up! Followed by the worst thunder and lightening you could ever imagine. I just sat and held you and prayed that "this to shall pass"!! Ah, good times! xo

Maria Ontiveros said...

The pix on TV last night were really scary! Your moo's comment is really interesting.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

That looks like some amazing storm,Deb...don't think I'd like it at all!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow!! Amazing photograph!
I looooved the Post below, with your FIL and MIL standing beside Ed Sullivan. What a darling picture. And what an honor. : )

Alison said...

I have just seen the report of this on TV here...looks like it was rather a 'biggie'...have you started the clear-up?
Alison xx

Kirsti said...

Wow...and here's me moaning about the rain we are having here but then we are on summer holidays here in Scotland...can't really expect much else...lol...

Kirsti xx

traci said...

wow. that is quite the site.

Karen said...

Wow that is one awesome photo Debs.

Sian said...

I just saw this on the news this morning. Wow! i'm glad you are safe x

Amanda said...

I saw shots on the TV of the storms and thought it looked pretty scary. Those dust clouds were so huge.

Karen said...

We were awed by the photos on TV last night! Growing up in Kansas I remember dust storms, and loving to write my name in the dust on the furniture afterwards. I'm sure my mother wasn't thrilled!

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