Saturday, April 20, 2013

IT Came Through Like a Freight Train


We had a wind storm last night of epic proportions!  Whew.  It started around 7 or 7:30 and went on for a couple of hours.

I expected to get up this morning and see the pines, and all other manner of trees laying on the ground. Only one white agapanthus bloom laying on its side.

Add to the wind, the dust in the air and today there is grit everywhere.

Picture this - me in green and white polka dot socks.  I hate grit.  Even at the beach!

BUT, the good news is it dropped the temperatures significantly.  It was a wind coming out of the north and it obviously brought a cold front.  It was 37 on the porch this morning.  It has been in the low 50's.  (another reason for the socks).

There is hardly a breeze now - it's in the 60's.  The sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing almost in unison.

The only one NOT disturbed last night by the blowing and howling winds was Velcro, the cat.

She was in her favorite place on the corner of the bed and in her favorite position.  Every now and then as I moved around the room, she would barely open an eye to check on my activity.  Just to make sure that SHE wouldn't be disturbed.

I used to hear about the dust storms in West Texas.  I never experienced them until I moved to San Miguel.  So, although our weather is perfect 90% of the time, every now and then we get something that reminds us that we are insignificant in the scheme of things.

And, to respect Mother Nature!
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9 comments:

Shannon said...

That was SOME windstorm! Living right behind 6 or 8 soccer fields we had a lot more than grit. We need a shovel, not a broom to clean up. The weather sure is beautiful today though.

Babs said...

Oooh, yuck! I had to wipe off just about everything when I got up. I used the polka dot socks as a dust mop.....ha

Christine said...

Say, how old is Velcro anyway?

Babs said...

Christine - I actually have no idea since she adopted me. I had her fixed in 2007 and she had been hanging around here for a couple of years at that point.......so maybe 8 or 9!

calypso said...

Blowin' in the wind - They have it here occasionally - but does not happen when we are here; and we missed the hurricane that made landfall in our backyard in Puerto. All I could think of was you and Marilyn trying to keep your dress down ;-)

Babs said...

I WAS enjoying the breeze, which quickly turned to wind and then realized there was dirt coming in too. YUK!

Life's a Beach! said...

Didn't realize San Miguel had those. The experts call them haboobs in Phoenix and that word really irritates the locals. Saby hates them. She hovers and shakes.

Dean Wylo said...

What do you do about Velcro when you're gone to Texas, or the beach for a month? She has her Long Term Care Insurance - she signed up the day she adopted you. Smart kitty...
:)

Dean

Babs said...

The maid comes daily to feed her. She's pretty much an outside cat unless I'm here.
And, the tenants in the guest house love her, have a bowl of food in their house for her and she goes back and forth!
Smart cat..........