We had gale force winds, some of the farmers were in the fields. One area just before town was a mess.
We didn’t know how bad it would be.
It got darker and darker.
Then just like that we were out of it. We figured if it continued we would just turn around and go home and forget our antique outing.
We made it to one garage sale, two shops and to a Mexican Restaurant for a late/early lunch/supper. No big treasures were purchased but it was fun to have an afternoon out.
I bought some more old photos and a few pieces of glassware to make some more glass flowers. Last of the big spenders.
On our return trip there was still lots of dust in the air but nothing like the earlier dust storm. You had to feel sorry for the people who lived in the area….what a mess.
Here in Kansas we use "No Till" farming with no plowing, to eliminate erosion. I assume the farmers there were plowing, which opens up the soil, which would create that dust storm. Amazing photos!
Doesn't look good to me, all that soil in the air instead of on the ground. You captured it well, I'm glad I was here looking at rain. :-)
Another Dust Bowl? May the rains settle it gently soon.
Big fields and dying or disappearing wind breaks help create these dust storms. It's happening around here, too. I hate to see valuable top soil blowing away.
I detest wind like that...a nice breeze I love, but not gale force winds full of dirt!
Now that is a dusting up! We do need rain. I waited for the predicted thunderstorms--nothing here. :(
We have had some gale force winds lately too!
I remember driving through the same stuff in Alberta- freshly plowed fields going from one side of the road to the other. Nice photo of Chance on your new header.
That is terrible. I am glad that you enjoyed getting out of the house for a while and enjoyed a meal out.
That looks dark and kind of scary; I hope it is easy to breathe in a dust storm like that. Nice you went out anyway and found some treasures.
Makes me think of grit in their teeth!
We aren't dusty yet, but we are dry. Way too dry for this time of year :-(.
It is hard to imagine all that being dust in the air! It has been windy here too.
Wow! Those photos are amazing! I would not want to be breathing any of that stuff. My lungs would protest.
Dirty days like that make me cranky...we've had too many of those this spring.
A dust storm can be very dangerous...definitely scary driving.
Hope there is some rain soon, perhaps that will help settle it down.
Nice that you made it through the dust storm and had a good time browsing garage sales and finding treasures. I don't think I've ever found old photos at a gs. Antique stores have them but are too expensive. I found a stack of books at a gs this morning... .10 each. Can't beat that price.
Somebody is using very poor farming practices with this dust.
I agree with Red. All I can think of is all the topsoil being blown away. Glad you had a day out.
Yay! More antique photos! That almost seems like an oxymoron...
Glad you made it home safely through all that mess.
They had that here in AR too but in the delta where all the rice fields are located. Is it because the farmers disk up the soil and don't plant a cover crop to hold the soil down? That's expensive topsoil in the air!
I think it's poor farming practices that cause this sort of dust storm. Don't they ever learn? That's what the dirty thirties were all about! There is legislation in some areas to prevent this.
It seems odd to me that you have dust storms this close to the end of winter. But then I guess you just don't get the precipitation we are used to here.
That seems to be really bad. I wouldn't like driving in it.
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