These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Gee wilikers weather
I took this picture a few days ago. It is the Sierra Blanca or White Mountain Range. This is out my passenger side window, and I'm about to turn left to go to Capitan.
This morning I was in Capitan and was on my way to the office, so I was on the road, just out of the picture, heading toward those mountains. About three or four miles up the road from this point, I decided to take pictures to show you what was going on in that view today.
This would be what I could see today:
Winds were blowing here this morning at a sustained 55 mph, with gusts to 74 mph!
I know it is hardly believable, but those mountains in the first photo are up ahead .... somewhere! In the next shot, you can see the outline of one of the closer mountains, just barely. Just beyond that is a huge mountain, but it doesn't show at all!
A little better shot (below) of the hill as I got closer. I'm telling you, it was a brutal morning! One person at work mentioned a taste in her mouth, and after some thinking we realized it was probably from the gypsum in the sand! Whew!
Thankfully tomorrow is going to be less windy. Tonight it has calmed down pretty well. Thursday and Friday are predicted to be windy again, but I don't know how bad.
Tonight I'm reading about snow in the area of Seattle and 70 mph winds with thunder and lightning in Kansas, not far from Wichita. Holy toledo! Weird stuff going around right now!
So what's the weather in your neck of the woods?