Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Before seeing the porcupine in the previous post, we went out to Hanford Reach. We'd planned to go tracking there, but the wind was quite brisk - blowing sand and tumbleweeds all over the place. So instead we had a nice drive around and on the way back stopped to appreciate the storm and take this video.

My friend who lived in the south most of her life and so is more familiar with such things tells me that there is a funnel cloud behind us that shows up in the a few bits of the video. Guess we were lucky the storm didn't get even more exciting.


possum59 said...

Always keep one eye on what's behind you!

Ivan said...

Wow, what an amazing scene! I lived in the Mojave Desert for a couple years as a kid and I don't recall ever seeing something as spectacular as this. And I even went to Tumbleweed Elementary School!

From this video, it is easy to imagine how these non-native plants disperse their seeds as they roll across the desert.

Jonathan said...

Good advice Linda!

Thanks Ivan, it sure was pretty amazing being out in the middle of all that.