Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Great Tumbleweed Migration of 2010

Today was the start of the Great Tumbleweed Migration of 2010. Sadly the tumbleweeds ran into the obstacle of our home. Mom took these pictures from our front porch:

You can see that our grill and swing are almost covered when Mom started taking the pictures.

Then the tumbleweeds really started piling up.

And then the grill and swing were almost completely covered! This happened in the time it took Mom to take 6 pictures!

The sound in this video is the wind:

The wind blew so hard this morning that one of the tumbleweeds shattered the window in our bedroom. Now we have a big piece of plywood over the window and the bed is in the middle of the room instead of against the wall. It is after 9:00 p.m. now and the wind is still blowing very hard. Mom says we will have new glass put in the window when the wind stops blowing. I hope she is telling the truth because I cannot see outside now when I sit on the bed.

Even though Mom helped moving the tumbleweeds away from the house my Daddy hurt himself moving them. They left the ones that landed against the back fence and on our back porch because they were blowing in faster than Mom and my Daddy could move them out.

Sushi and Zeke do not like going out in this wind but they have to (hahahahaha). I know it is not nice to laugh at them but now is when I am glad I have a litter box!

I hope you are not having to deal with wind like this. I hope those of you who had a lot of snow are doing OK and that the power is back on for those who lost it. And I hope those of you who had a lot of rain in California did not get flooded out. I hope that our new year does not have this kind of weather!


Cheysuli and gemini said...

We had a friend who had tumbleweeds in her yard--she says they are horrible!

Angel and Kirby said...

We had a lot of tumble weeds in west Texas when I was a kid. Some people stacked them up and decorated them like Christmas trees! We know how that wild can blow in your part of the world. We hope you do not blow away!

Harry Spotter said...

Thats a lot of tumble weed. We wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year, and with less tumbleweeds.

Eric and Flynn said...

Those tumbleweeds are big. We hope the wind drops and that you have a Happy New Year.

The Island Cats said...

We didn't realize tumbleweeds could be such a problem!! We hope the new year is tumbleweed-free for you!! Happy New Year!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

One broke your window? What a terrible end to 2010. We're glad no one was hurt when the window broke.

We hope 2011 will be a great year for you.

Karen Jo said...

The wind must have been blowing really hard for a tumbleweed to break the window. We had quite a bit of wind, too, but it just blew the snow around. Happy New Year! May it bring joy, health, prosperity and fewer tumbleweeds.

Chesney Cats said...

We want to wish you a very Happy New Year & a lot less tumbleweeds!!

Derby, Ducky said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! Wow, we have never seen tumble weeds attack like that.

The Creek Cats said...

Wow! That's quite interesting!

Happy New Year

The Creek Cats and Maggie May

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh Happy Snooze Year!!! We hopes you all are purrfect & happee & ful of ham!!!
Dr Tweety, Iris, Maximillian, Delilah, & da Auntie Stinkie

Team Tabby said...

Happy New Year! We hope the wind has gone and those tumbleweeds too!

Stay safe,

Mindy, Moe, BonBon, Cookie & Mike

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers! That's a lot of tumbleweeds!
Play bows,