Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Dust Storm of 2006


Here are some pics I took on the way home from work yesterday.

The pic was taken looking towards the West Side of Alb. from Lomas Ave. up in the Heights.

This one was taken looking towards the mountains. What mountains? The sand totally blocks them out!

I don't think we have had a dust storm this bad for several years. Certainly not this year. We usually have spring winds and dust storms but this was a bit much.

The cats didn't even notice and I had to give Daisy the bad news that the weather was to bad too go for a walk. She didn't want all her fur blasted off so she was okay with it.


Blogger William said...

That was pretty unbelievable, wasn't it? I've got two huge old trees (I'd guess about 50 years old) in my front yard and I'm always concerned when the winds get wild. Even though both the front and back yards are littered with limbs and branches, it's fortunate that nothing bigger than about 2" diameter by about 6' fell. Also got some neighbor's stuff over the wall in the back, but all things considered, I think I was lucky. But it did keep the kids all wound up and skittish for hours--it's probably good yours stayed calm!

William's mom

10:00 AM  
Blogger Zeus said...

When we first moved into the human pet's first house in September, three days later was Hurricane Rita. Like William, we were all very concerned when the winds started to pick up, but the human pet was determined to sit it out. It paid off as nothing happened, but now, with hurricane season fast approaching, the human pet is reexamining the two trees sitting right by the house. It might be time to chop them, she thinks.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Ayla said...

Sand storms? Never seen one. Are they fun? We get snow storms all the time in New Jersey. They're not fun at all. All cold and wet and the like. I'd rather have nice warm sunny days.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Where does you live? We have the snowstorms too, like Ayla does. Them are scary pichers, makes me want to hide in the closet.

Mittens Pollypaws

5:57 PM  
Blogger Badness said...

Wms Mom,

I was worried about the trees too. I have a huge, old pine in the back yard! Fortunately, nothing happened to either of our yards!

The only thing that really makes the kids nervous are people walking on the roof, like at air conditioner time.

Poor little boy and his sisfurs! Give him a kitty kiss for me.

The bad cats Mom

8:10 AM  
Blogger Badness said...


I didn't realize you went through the hurricane. How scary for you! Glad you were okay. Glad your mama stayed with you though. Many people couldn't or didn't take their critters.

We are glad you human pet is working to protect you again this hurricane season.


8:12 AM  
Blogger Badness said...


You are a pretty kitty! Be glad you have never seen a sandstorm. Think of all the dirt in your litter box flying through the air really fast. That is a sand storm. They hurt too.

We don't get snow storms hardly at all. Send some our way next year! k!?


8:28 AM  
Blogger Badness said...

Patches and Mittens,

We live in the desert SW. New Mexico. We usually have small sand storm in the spring but not ones like this. It reminded me of the sandstorm in the movie Hildago. Have you seen it? Get your Mom to rent it for you. It is about a horse! Kitties usually like horsies. When you see the movie you will understand what this sandstorm was like!

The Mom

8:30 AM  
Blogger Derby said...

That looks furry scary. Glad you guys are OK.

3:11 PM  

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