Mommy, is that a baby tornado? I don’t see a cow…
Yes, the vision of a tornado and picking up a cow has been stuck in many a head since that movie Twister. As I suppose the Wizard of Oz got it stuck in people’s heads that a house would be caught in one spinning around.
Here in Arizona we don’t really get tornadoes. Thank god as the thought of hiding out in my cellar for hours on end and listening to sirens all night doesn’t sound fun at all. Never mind that whole destruction aspect of them.
No, we get what is called Dust or Dirt Devils. Little mini funnels of dirt picked up in the desert and spinning around. Occasionally they combine with the wind and create a big Haboob which is basically a mile or so long wall of sand, dirt, etc that you can’t see or drive in. Here is a picture from the big one Phoenix had awhile back. It was like 5 miles wide.
But as baby dirt devils in desert, they can be cute. On the way out of my little town you pass a bunch of them this time of year. I took a couple of pictures to share with you.
Kind of neat huh? Kind of like the sky is sucking up the dirt. I wish they were closer to see. They really are neat.
And every time I pass them, I’m still waiting to see if they picked up one of the cows out here.
So far no luck….
For me that is, the cows have been pretty lucky about it I guess…
~~~till we laugh again~~~