I've lived in WEST TEXAS, home of some of the worst sandstorms, all my life....
but I've never seen what happened the evening of Oct. 17th, 2011.
It was about 5:30 in the evening and I was in the bathroom, getting ready to
go see my daughter, STACY LEIGH...♥
All at once, it got as black as night and I ran from the bathroom, thinking we might be having a tornado.
By the time I reached the front door, it was so windy and
SO RED that I really thought my neighborhood was on fire.
Mr. Sweet met me in the hallway and couldn't believe that
IT WAS DUST...
a HUGE wall of DIRT.
Being the TRUE BLOGGER that I am...
I ran for the CAMERA..
and, THIS is what I ran out into....
Mr. Sweet was yelling, "get back in here...."
and I was still trying for another shot...
THESE photos are NOT retouched at all..
these came right out of my camera this way.
We could barely see the houses right across the street.
You can see why I thought we were in the middle of a huge fire..
So RED, I just couldn't believe it.
By the time I snapped 3 photos, my eyes were full of the red sand and
the wind so strong, I could barely stand.
I later found out we had gusts up to 74 miles per hour.
Blew every pecan on my tree right off.......probably if YOU go look in YOUR yard,
you will find pecans from SWEET NOTHINGS, all the way from West Texas...
BUT....my final photo here is THE BIG BLESSING..
No major injuries.
Cars on the highways around here had to pull over as they just couldn't see thru
that red cloud of dust.
because, believe me, it was a HUGE WOW !!
NOW....if you will excuse me, I have about a TON OF DIRT to get out of my cottage....
and you KNOW WHAT I ALWAYS SAY....
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