Thursday, March 5, 2009

SAND STORM




One of the costs of living in the desert southwest is putting up with the occasional sand storm. Today with winds in the 40 mile per hour range, and gusting up to 60, a dust storm was inevitable. The pictures here are representative of scenes all over the county, though they were taken on the western edge of Los Lunas in the Huning Estates area. One photo shows how sand had drifted over the broken down fence and the roadway, while the other shows a large group of tumbleweeds blown from the west to the edge of the roadway. With the next blast of wind they will roll across the road and into people's yards.


No matter; sand storms and all, this is still the best place in America to live!




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