Sunday, February 10, 2013

Return of the Herd

We've had high winds--accompanied by some snow flurries, but no calculable, beneficial moisture.
So, we've had a couple of nights of howling winds, and our yards are full of tumble weeds (eager to plant their seeds, of course).
I guess they thought the cats next door were lonely, so they just climbed right up these cherry trees!  They are horrible to clean up (as in: leather gloves and leather sleeves are good ideas)!  It's always debatable whether we should stuff them into a trash can and try to compact them (can you say "horrible allergens")  or just drag them to the empty field across the street and let them move on!

Fortunately, the winds haven't yet exceeded about 35 miles per hour.

The realities of life in the Southwest!

No quilting getting done here--although I really need to hem a pair of black corduroy jeans. Interestingly, my blog is getting quite a few hits via google from people looking for "sewing on a threadle sewing machine." Love it!!!

Happy quiltmaking......

4 comments:

O'Quilts said...

When I was a kid growing up in Arizona, we just loved tumbleweeds. Only a kid would. We spray painted them into snowmen at Christmas and watched them blow around on other days..enjoying sand storms like no one else did.

bethstrand said...

Tumble weed snowmen...I love that picture in my head! LOL. Dora, I can imagine how hard those are to deal with.

Shannon said...

My mom grew up in Albuquerque and tells us that when she first moved there (in the 1950s) as a little girl from the damp northwest, she remembers her mother desperately watering the tumbleweeds, trying to get them to green up and grow.....

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

There was a house in our hometown, that was near an empty field. They'd collect tumbleweeds (easy enough to do) and spray paint them white, and make giant 'snowmen' out of them. Cute! Those thing HURT when they scratch you. Ugh!

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