Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Against the wind

Smooch and I are of like minds when it comes to the wind. We despise it. 
We curse it and wish it would take its nasty self elsewhere.



We try to escape, but running against the wind is pointless.




The weekend winds left sand dunes on the back porch...




...causing a near-disastrous slide into home base.




There's so much sand in our eyes that we can't focus.




...and even after we sweep the porch for the umpteenth time, we keep a cautious eye over our shoulder,
waiting for the next gust to bury us again.


14 comments:

  1. I agree with you in that I totally despise wind too, and ours have been relentless this winter/spring. At least we don't have the sand to deal with. That would be a major pain.

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  2. Oh those March winds. One day they will stop and it will be summer. Yea!

    Best always,

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  3. This brings back childhood memories of visiting my grandparents' farm in West Texas. There was always present a sweet faint odor of dry dusty dirt. It would find its way everywhere, seeping through any crack or crevice, leaving a thin layer on every surface - even dishes inside the cabinets. Decades later, I still fondly remember the sweet smell. I also remember visiting the farm a few times when it rained mud. Do you ever get mud rain?

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  4. I suppose the wind does some good things, but here in winter when its like 10 degrees and the wind comes up it feels like 40 below zero. Keeps you in when you might like to be out. Further it comes to us across the prairies of North Dakota and brings lots of dirt with it. We will join you and Smooch in your dislike of the winds.

    Jo

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  5. I think wind is hideous. I hate it, too. It can ruin a perfectly good day - unless you want to fly kites!

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  6. I have a friend who swears that when the wind blows it throws around all kinds of negative ions. I suspect she is right because Wyoming has the highest suicide rate in the country.

    My paint horse Trax says. "I do not like it when the air moves very fast. It makes me feel funny, like angry and happy at the same time. It makes me want to be a bad horse, and I really don't like to be bad, because then I don't get treats."

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  7. Estella from Co.3/27/13, 8:35 AM

    I vote we stop the wind from blowing (just for a little while). Oh, well.....lets go fly a kite instead. That would be interesting to see George and Alan kite flying. :) hugs

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  8. yup, the wind whistling isn't my favorite tune either. Our little dog wants company when she goes out to do her business.....I think she is afraid she might end up in Oz...Oma Linda

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  9. I'm in total agreement! Wind sucks. Or is that blows. Anyway, I don't like it either and it seems I've moved inside a wind tunnel, by all accounts...

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  10. I guess your wind driven sandy dirt on the porch is like the leaves here in the fall. Seems they always make their way to the porch. Smooch is too cute sliding around.

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  11. Wow-- skidmarks on the porch, AND Smooch's pretty pink tongue! Pretty special.

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  12. Oh, I hate the wind, too!! My patio looks like your porch..I had just cleaned an inch of the stuff off last week and then Saturday we got 60-70mph sand winds again! Not real happy on these West Texas windy days! And to answer anonymous, yes it still rains mud in West Texas!!

    Maybe Smooch needs goggles on the sandy days to protect her pretty eyes!

    Blessings!

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  13. Thankfully, we don't get wind much here, but I hate it too! Usually ours happens in summer, in the afternoons. Adorable Smooch, perfect commentary. I'm of like-mind.

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  14. I must be weird because I LOVE the wind. I love to hear it howling and rattling the windows.

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